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Why the BSA Badge? — A Brief

The company which made made ‘The Sunbeam’ is as being established in 1790, it is possible to claim origins 50 before this date. The company made tinplate and japanned or black-enamelled ware.

The name was registered by John in 1888 (born 1836) he decided to enter into the new bicycle industry. John had solely owned the company 1871 when his previous under whom he had served his and metal craft apprenticeship,

Sunbeam Motorcycles production production in 1911/1912 and by 1914 Motorcycles who’s image of quality finish and superb were being used for almost winning the first TT entered. Sunbeam enjoyed a successful racing campaign up the start of the war in 1939.

John was also responsible for building outboard engines for marine use and for starting the Villiers engineering here is a quote from Classic Motorcycle’ magazine:

The Villiers Connection

In 1898 John Marston of maker of cycles, and later, established a new company next to make cycle fittings and cycle freewheels.

As part of the faced Villiers Street in England (named after MP Charles Pelham Villiers), Marston named the new company Cycle Components, and it soon a successful company in its own right.

had the financial clout and engineering to develop and manufacture their own and by around 1910 were four … engines, in 1913 at the Olympia show displayed the first in their line of two … engines, the a 269cc single cylinder unit.

May 6th 1916 saw John Marston he died in 1918 aged 82 and in the company became the property of Industries which in 1928 the the chemical company ICI, who building motorcycles until

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The brand name of Sunbeam then became the property of AMC who a completely new new range of Sunbeam keeping the quality and engineering for which Sunbeam were The War stopped Sunbeam production as AMC a producer of military WD machines.

‘John Marston Ltd’ was up in 1943, to become ‘Marston in amalgamation with ‘Excelsior Radiator Co. of Leeds’ later ‘I.M.I Marston Ltd’ and ‘Marston Palmer’ who still to this day.

In 1943 the trademarks were acquired by the BSA group who produced low quality Sunbeams until the introduction of the new S7 in 1946 dubbed the ‘Gentlemen’s

S’ Series Sunbeams produced from 1946 1956 when all Sunbeam production Stopped. BSA did however use the name on a couple of scooters in a sad end to an historic heritage.

During all this time the bicycles continued production and the Cycle rights were to Raleigh in 1956/7 who now also own the to BSA Cycles.

The S’ Series were the only shaft Sunbeam motorcycles and were as the S7, the S7 de-luxe and the S8. Sunbeam‘s not produced at BSA’s mighty Heath factory but at BSA Redditch they were also

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