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Old Francis Barnett

Post  kerabo on Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:06 pm

I copied this from another site.
Pretty sure it's older than any on my membership list if it is that old.

Ken



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Post  keith.hodgenia on Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:55 pm

Don't think it's as old as he believes Ken.
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Post  kerabo on Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:00 pm

I was starting to think that as well.
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Post  cdow50 on Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:25 am

I thought Messrs Francis and Barnett first started manufacture in 1919. If earlier it would have to be an Invicta made by Arthur Barnett not Francis Barnett. But, the tank doesn't look right for that and the engine looks like an early Villiers which would push it into 1922 minimum (prior to that it would be a small JAP 4 stroke). I'm no expert but I'd say it's mid 1920's.
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Post  piston 197 on Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:14 am

Well first off it is saddle tank and that did not happen until 1930, secondly the triangulated frame ( built like a Bridge) came out in 1923 and prior to 1923 all Fb's were fitted with JAP engines in a conventional frame
Villiers Flywheel ignition was available from 1922

So 1918 it ain't

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