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Offline kettlaness

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Another mystery bike - photo taken in Shetland
« on: April 07, 2017, 10:34:05 AM »
Hi All,

Here's a pic of another mystery bike, taken in Shetland.  Actually, it isn't a mystery in terms of identity - I think it is a 'New Henley' (?) . . . . . . . but there's very little on info. available on the Internet.

What size engine would this have ?

Presumably, there are very few of these bikes around today ?  Anyone ever seen one ?  Out of interest, what kind of value might such a bike have today ?

I wonder why the company folded ?  Too much competition ?  Too expensive . . . . . . . or lack of perceived quality ?



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Re: Another mystery bike - photo taken in Shetland
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 01:39:25 PM »
I think there were some posts about a New Henley on this forum a little while ago.

eg here: http://classicmotorcycleforum.com/index.php?topic=5218.msg22061#msg22061
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Re: Another mystery bike - photo taken in Shetland
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 03:35:03 PM »
I like the head light, it's what I'm after for mine.

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Re: Another mystery bike - photo taken in Shetland
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 11:47:47 PM »
Headlamp is a fairly standard acetylene lamp of the era.
Powell and Hanmer and a myriad of other makers made them by the gazillions, so it surprising the prices they bring these days !?

Pic selected at random off fleabay.
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAzMFgxNjAw/z/cnEAAOSw2gxY0eL8/$_57.JPG
They can be in better condition than this....

The acetylene generator/canister is often more remotely mounted, and connected by a length of acetylene hose.
Getting them to work, satisfactorily, is becoming a lost art ?
And some places have it that if fitted, they must be in working order... ?
hth