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A 1913 Triumph Motorbike [May. 22nd, 2009|03:32 pm]
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The motorbike in this picture is a 1913 Triumph, Type H with 450cc capacity reaching a top speed of 45 mph.
 

The motorbike in this picture is a 1913 Triumph, Type H with 450cc capacity reaching which could reach a top speed of 45 mph. The number plate, which would normally be attached to the mud guard on the front wheel, is missing and the letters HA RY—the rider’s initials perhaps?--have been scratched into the body of the vehicle. This may have been done to differentiate it from the 30,000 or so of the same model which were sold to the allied military services during WWI, and could be crucial in identifying the rider. Both the Triumph and the Zenith Gradua were manufactured in Britain. 

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