Page 41. 1952 Busy Bee – New-Old-Stock. SOLD

1952 Busy Bee

The only way to obtain one of these unique cyclemotor engines was to make it yourself. Because the Busy Bee was never sold as a complete unit.

This one is a New-Old-Stock unused cyclemotor.

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Make your own Cyclemotor

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If you were a magazine enthusiast in the early 1950s, and also had some basic engineering skills, you could manufacture your own cycle-attachment engine!

The ‘Busy Bee’ was a rear-mounted cycle-attachment that you could manufacture on your Myford lathe thanks to a series of articles in the ‘Model Engineer’ magazine, a periodical that helped you make all sorts of engines to fit into model applications.

The series introducing the ‘Busy Bee’ started with issue dated 29th March 1951 (the relevant articles are reproduced below), and continued in alternate issues throughout 1951 (volumes 104 and 105).

Quite a few of these home-built clip-on engines were manufactured and – perhaps surprisingly – some of are still around today.

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Taken from the Online Cyclemaster Museum – http://cyclemaster.wordpress.com/page-1-a-year-of-great-optimism/

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BIDDING

OWNER: Peter Smith

LOCATION: Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23, United Kingdom.

DELIVERY: is not included in this auction. Our website contains details of recommended delivery services.
United Kingdom – delivery is £70 for a 2-wheeler to most parts of the UK.
Europe – delivery is under €400 Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc.
North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan – we’ll organize shipping for you.

PAYMENT: must be made directly to the owner above, not to Groovydubber.

AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; we prefer to speak to all our purchasers personally.

FEEDBACK: I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience. But I only leave feedback when someone has taken the trouble to leave it for me.

VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts – but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.
2-Stroke engines – and cyclemotors in particular – are notoriously unreliable. Basic servicing is generally required if unused for even a few weeks.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.
Unless an auction description specifically states that the vehicle is running, THE VEHICLE IS SOLD FOR RESTORATION.
I purposely understate the condition of any vintage vehicle sold on behalf of a 3rd party. I am not liable for the condition of any vehicle not owned by me.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT BID.

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