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Old 07-31-2018, 07:42:17 PM
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Yes well , does anyone know of someone who may own a Baker Motor cycle . These were a Villiers engined two stroke ...capacities ranging from 125 to 175
I would appreciate any information .
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Here's the wright up in Tragatsch.

"England 1927 - 30

Designed by F. A. Baker who was once with Cleveland in the USA and who afterwards produced Precision proprietary engines in England. After leaving Beardmore-Precision he created Villiers-engined two strokes of 147cc, 173cc, 198cc and 246cc with modern and sturdy frames. In 1930 he sold out to James."

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Thanks Jim do you know of any one who has one ?
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No sorry I have never heard of a verified one, it, like so many of those small manufacturers in the teens and twenties would have made the frame only and bought in all the rest of the parts. Do you have a lead on one?

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Old 07-31-2018, 11:53:33 PM
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I'd recommend placing a question on the Classic Motorcycle Forum. There are a few members on there that really know their stuff, particularly UK bikes. I'd be surprised if you didn't get any help from there.

http://classicmotorcycleforum.com/index.php
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I would also try contacting the National Car Museum in Birdwood S.A. They have a very extensive motor bike collection and it would not surprise me that they have one. On a very recent visit they had a number of small bikes running Villiers engines.
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I have found that forum very clicky, if you aren't one of the cool kids you get nothing......

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Yes well this what we have so far................
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Soooooo a Saddle tank, which is either 1929/30 late production, any numbers on the frame or engine? Interesting gearbox, albion?

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That looks so much like your workshop Winchester?
Is that Herbs old bike ?
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Yes well Uncle herbs old LE is underway.............the Baker is Jim's
Will you be riding on Sunday?.I believe we are hosting the next AGM.
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That looks so much like your workshop Winchester?
Can't be. It's not the inside of a 'seatainer'.

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Soooooo a Saddle tank, which is either 1929/30 late production, any numbers on the frame or engine? Interesting gearbox, albion?

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Yes well Jim the gearbox is an Albion and the frame number is 1119
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