Motorcycle, L.E. Velocette

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Motorcycle, L.E. Velocette

This 'L.E. Velocette Mark III' motorcycle was made in 1964 and used by the police.

The motorcycle has a 192 cc horizontally-opposed twin cylinder water-cooled engine. L.E. stood for 'Little Engine'. Originally this example was painted white.

The 'L.E. Velocette' was introduced in 1949 with a 150 cc engine and featured a number of innovations including good weather protection.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-308-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1980.279
Date: 1964
c. 1900
Material: Brass. Inscription: WHYTE, THOMSON & Co. / GLASGOW.
Dimensions: 77 mm D x 978 mm L (closed)
What: Telescope, refracting / tripod
Subject: 22. PHYSICS, Light (Departmental Classification)
Who: Arthur Frank Collection of Scottish Scientific Instruments
James Parkes and Son, Birmingham (Probable manufacturer)
Whyte, Thomson and Co., Glasgow (Retailer)
Where: England, Warwickshire, Birmingham
Description: 2 3/4" aperture 2-draw mounted refracting telescope in brass, with doublet objective and rack and pinion focus, signed by Whyte, Thomson and Co. of Glasgow, c. 1900
  • T.N. Clarke, A.D. Morrison-Low and A.D.C. Simpson (1989): "Brass and Glass 
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