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European and Other Bikes / Jawa electrical gizmo ?
« on: June 26, 2021, 02:24:32 AM »
I've got amongst some stuff a Jawa battery box.
Looks like plunger frame era, early 1950s, bit crusty ?
Its got an electrical gizmo on top that could be a zener diode maybe ?
Labelled as USMERNOVAC JAWA  6V 1.5A

Anyone shed any light on this ?
9w doesn't seem like much to do anything useful with ?
Unless its quite a low output electrics all around !
There is a bit online on this - but its all in czech !



https://i.postimg.cc/MZf8TsF9/Jawa-batterybox.jpg

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British Bikes / Excelsior Factory Kings Road Tyseley Brum
« on: June 01, 2021, 05:53:26 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excelsior_Motor_Company


With all the recent chit chat about Excelsiors and Waratahs and assorted other imports into Oz,
I thought I'd have a look at a little booklet published on Excelsior motorcycles.
Excelsior the lost pioneer. Liversidge.

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/2ccaff5b-52ee-40ad-8e99-b9e4bdcecdd1_1.0c3765749aeb8a0d7680e3bd9b2462e8.jpeg

Now this budget priced book doesn't claim to be the complete work, and has a nice potted history of the maker,
with a number of b&w pics of varying quality. Many of them as the advertising posters of their time.

What it doesn't cover is the factory side of things postwar, other than a paragraph stating the state of the ex-factory site,
now a Rovex Business Park.  The factory advertising gives the address as Kings Road Tyseley, but in fact the factory appears to front
onto Hay Hall Rd in Tyseley Brum . (off Kings Road.)
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.4563032,-1.8414406,3a,75y,64.57h,96.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s4_tzxbcw0V0UDsj2WEsDiA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

BSA and Britax were involved in the ownership in the final years, getting but a very brief mention.

Anyone got a photo of the factory operating as a motorcycle manufacturer in its heyday ?
Or have any texts on who the management or employees may have been postwar ??
Or former employees memoirs ?






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Site Feedback / Strange log in reply ?
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:31:41 PM »
A couple of times (every time) when I've tried to login in over the past few days,
it comes up and sez this site has been recently newly registered,
to some cheapo outfit.

And then its been off and on for another day or so.

Is this some sort of hack, or.......  ?

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