We have been commissioned to reverse engineer a selector gear for a 1914 Humber motorcycle for a local enthusiast who regularly takes it to rallies during the summer.
The work will involve turning, gear cutting, heat treatment and final grinding.
Humber Ltd was a pioneering manufacturer which produced the first practical motorcycle in Britain by fitting one of its bicycles with an E J Pennington two-horsepower motor in 1896.
The company's early motorcycles were built under licence by Phelon & Moore with a single-cylinder P&M engine and two-speed chain-drive transmission.
This licence was terminated in 1905, so later models had Humber 496 cc, 596 cc and 746 cc engines.
Meanwhile, Kenward Precision has been awarded gear cutting and gear grinding work by a leading Yorkshire-based gear box specialist.
The business was won because of our ability to meet deadlines and to produce high quality work.
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SOMAC Ltd trading as
Kenward Precision Engineering
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