Miller Family - Platt Bridge21 Comments
Photo: Dennis Miller
Item #: 15340
With special thanks to Lilly and Harry Grundy for providing the photograph.
PS. Ten points if you can identify the bike!
hubby says, might be an AJS
was it a matchless my brother bought one ex wd with heavy girder forks from exchange and mart £39.00
could be an indian brave
Ill guess AJS
Is the bike an Aerial or an AJS.. bear in mind I am no expert its just a guess
To be honest, I don't have a clue. I may get either Art or Tonker to take a look... or both!
THOUGHT IT COULD BE AJS BUT COULD NOT SPELL IT SO PUT MATCHLESS
it could be a scott
Will ask Peter about the bike when he gets in from work. Your Dad didn't change a lot over the years, Dennis.
I have been having a look at AJS on the internet, and that border on the fuel tank certainly looks like those on an AJS. I have scanned this from an A4 sized printout from a bubblejet printer, so the actual logo that would be within the border is not very clear.
I've gone through my book of classic motorcycles and there is a "Rudge Ulster" that has an engine very similar to the one in the photo.
Almost certain it's a Rudge,but not an Ulster, that would have had a magneto where the horn is.
Peter agrees, Dennis.....he recognises the border on the fuel tank.
Did Billy Miller ever work underground at Stones pit in Garswood?
Phil... I think you may have nailed it. The fuel tank has rubber leg pads, and they do match the Rudge Ulster from what I can see from a Google search.
I would guess at a 1939 A J S
Found one exactly like it, a Rudge 250cc rapid '39/'40
Looks like it's got a bevel drive O.H.C. so pretty exotic for the time.
I was going to say Rudge, but the OHC engine was foxing me - didn't know they did a 250cc ohc bike....
i was married to billy for fifty one years he died 2008 and dennis died in 2010 the motor was a rudge but i dont know which sort it was
I MARGARET DO YOU REMEMBER ME FROM 415 DID YOU MOVE BACK TO SPRING VIEW ARE YOU STILL IN PLATT BRIDGE