Author Topic: Albion Gear Box  (Read 358 times)

Offline Bill Smith

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Albion Gear Box
« on: September 21, 2022, 04:12:37 AM »
Hello,

Would any one know the model and year of this Albion gear box; three pictures attached.

Thank you,
Bill

« Last Edit: September 21, 2022, 04:15:21 AM by Bill Smith »

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Re: Albion Gear Box
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2022, 09:00:37 AM »
This box seems to be rather similar ?

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/oGAAAOSwdzZieUju/s-l1600.jpg

With 2 bolts securing it, would put it into the 1920s, or possibly earlier ?
And for a James, which should make it easier to track down ...

If you squint a bit, this could be the same gearbox (??)
https://classic-motorbikes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/11564.jpg
« Last Edit: September 21, 2022, 09:09:22 AM by R »

Offline 33d6

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Re: Albion Gear Box
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2022, 03:26:58 PM »
Hi Bill,
This is annoying. Your photos donít want to download. No matter, I know what you have.
Firstly, what is the gearbox number? I expect it to start with an E. Yes?
Second, Albion didnít make annual models. You canít identify it by year. The best you can do is give it a general period. Yours was catalogued for bikes from about 1928 or so up into the mid 30ís or thereaboutsís.
Albion also offered the same box with a variety of clutches. Single plate, double plate and double plate with shock absorber. What clutch do you have?
Finally, the boxes also came with different chain lines, this arising from different main shaft lengths.
As you can see from the above there is only a slim chance that any replacement Albion box you find is an exact replica of one you have. Even if it looks the same. There is always work involved.
So, more information please. What is the full story?
Cheers

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Re: Albion Gear Box
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2022, 02:48:02 AM »
Images as jpg.

Offline john.k

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Re: Albion Gear Box
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2022, 01:30:58 AM »
Not necessarily from a motorbike either.........Albion boxes were used in small cars ,garden tractors,factory trucks ,platform trolleys ,etc.