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Not to be confused with Amherst automotive engineer and developer of the for the ‘Blower Bentley’

Villiers was a manufacturer of motorcycles and cycle and an engineering company based in Street, Wolverhampton. England.

In the John Marston ‘s had become extremely successful, by on high quality of production and But Marston was dissatisfied with the on his machines, which he bought in. In he dispatched his son Charles to the US on a selling but included in his instructions that must discuss pedal with Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut and come back a high class pedal and the for making it.

Charles said that the Engineering Co. was the ultimate fruit of his to the US, being impressed by the production and the labour saving devices. He out that it was not possible to develop at Sunbeamland, which had long working on another plan, but it was to start them in a new factory.

As a of the tour, in 1898, John bought a small Japanning based in Villiers Street, Under the direction of Charles, the made cycle parts for the company. As the factory was producing parts than Sunbeam it sold components to other

1902 was a momentous year for Firstly, John Marston the company to his son Charles for £6,000 on a against future profits. it developed and patented the cycle which every cycle required.

The production of free reached its peak just WWII, as the company produced per week or 4 million per year.

In 1911 engine production but sales were slow 1913 when the first was produced. In 1956, Villiers its two millionth engine and presented it to the Museum in London.

In 1936, L. E. and Sir John Carden. trading as Aircraft of Heston Aerodrome. the Carden-Baynes Auxiliary. a light which was essentially a motorized Scud III glider. This a retractable 249 cc Villiers driving a push-propeller and producing and the fuel tank held to run the engine for thirty minutes. The Carden-Baynes Auxiliary is believed to be the aircraft in the history of powered

AJS Model 16 350 MS

In 1957 Villiers absorbed JA Industries. makers of the J.A.P. In 1962 the company were that: jointly the two companies a vast range of two-… and petrol engines and four-… engines from 1/3 to 16 b.h.p. are the engines which power of Britain’s two-… motor scooters and three wheelers, and the majority of the motor mowers, concrete mixers, generating elevators, pumping sets.

Villiers manufactured a range of and twin two-… engines 98 cc to 350 cc) for light motorcycle and vehicle until the 1960s.

In the early the company was taken over by Bronze. and in 1966 together AMC became part of Norton In 1999, Villiers Plc acquired the company Ultramind and renamed the Ultrasis .

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AJS Model 16 350 MS

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