Motorcycle, New Gerrard

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Motorcycle, New Gerrard

This 'New Gerrard' motorcycle was built in Edinburgh in 1924 by Jock Porter.

The black-painted motorcycle has 'New Gerrard' on each side of the petrol tank in gold lettering. The front suspension is girder fork and the rear of the machine is rigid. The engine is a 500 cc Barr and Stroud single cylinder sleeve valve unit built in Glasgow. The serial number '231375' is stamped on the crankcase. The gearbox is a 3-speed Burman.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-153-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1990.18
Date: 1924
Material: Inscription: 231375; C1035; ES6 515
Dimensions: 1100 mm H x 2800 mm L x 860 mm W
What: Motorcycle
Subject: 15. ROAD TRANSPORT, Internal combustion (Departmental Classification)
Who: Barr and Stroud (Maker of the engine)
Burman (Maker of the gearbox)
Jock Porter, Greenside Place, Edinburgh (Maker)
Kenneth Gray (Finder and restorer)
New Gerrard, Greenside Place, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: New Gerrard motorcycle built in Edinburgh by Jock Porter in 1924
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