1924 Camrion ?

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1924 Camrion ?

#1 Post by ADB » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:09 am

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Question for you guys that are into obscure Edwardian bikes/side car combo's

The photo attached was taken in 1924 during a family outing, of my Grandfather (sat in-between his Grandfather and grandmother smiling at the camera, held by his father) aged 9, it was taken on a plate glass negative (one of hundreds I've inherited from him.)
In his latter years of life (he lived to be 97) he often talked about this bike and side car combo, but couldn't remember the details of it.

Can anyone give me any history of the make of bike etc ?
The name on the tank says Camrion (I think)

Any info would be great thanks

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Re: 1924 Camrion ?

#2 Post by JRH » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:30 pm

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#3 Post by Hoggs » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:35 pm

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#4 Post by Gerontious » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:11 pm

Another Nottingham Motorcycle maker I wasnt aware of.. and apparently they made taxis too.
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as well as this oddity... though it looks much earlier than the 1920s
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Re: 1924 Camrion ?

#5 Post by goat » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:32 pm

Gerontious wrote:
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as well as this oddity... though it looks much earlier than the 1920s

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That's the very first airbag I believe.
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#6 Post by JRH » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:00 pm

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This is an air bag
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Apparently designed to run on coal gas.
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#7 Post by JRH » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:19 pm

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Re: 1924 Camrion ?

#8 Post by Bianco2564 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:38 am

That's a great photo and interesting family history.

You can see that era of bikes at the Banbury run in June. Normally 600 odd bikes present and a sight to see them tackling Sun rising hill.
http://www.banbury-run.co.uk

You can see the bikes reg no so someone from the club could help trace if its still around?

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Re: 1924 Camrion ?

#9 Post by Gerontious » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:56 am

If you ever happen to be in Nottingham. The Industrial museum at Wollaton hall has a few Campions, a few of the 20 that are known to still exist as complete bikes.

http://www.nottinghamindustrialmuseum.o ... transport/
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Re: 1924 Camrion ?

#10 Post by ADB » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:00 am

Hi all
Thanks for the help, welcomes and great links
Puts some history behind a very old family photo thats been hidden away for many years

Thanks again