Flashback. The Way Motorcycles Were Made In Early 1900’s.

motorcycleroverCasting. Handcraft machining. Everything assembled manually. It was the way all motorcycle makers were working before the advent of the assembly line. Don’t adjust your computer sound volume. In this silent movie watch the way it was done at the UK Rover Company, a manufacturer known for its Imperial model, a 3.5hp diamond-framed motorcycle with Springer front forks. And don’t miss the final test ride…This movie is 10′ long. So depending of the time of the day you are watching this, grab a coffee or a beer and enjoy pure vintage pleasure.

8 Responses to “Flashback. The Way Motorcycles Were Made In Early 1900’s.”

  1. 1 Mike Nov 20th, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for this. A reminder of a quainter, slower moving time before robotics and large scale automation, e-mail and iphones, where the product you bought was painstakingly crafted by human hands.

  2. 2 domino Nov 20th, 2016 at 11:13 am

    What a nice thing to wake up to … Thanks Cyril …

    ……………… Domino Dave ………………….

  3. 3 USAYGO Nov 20th, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Notice the guy working the lathe with the case wearing the suit and tie, and the guys that carrying the metal to be poured for the cylinders wearing vests and ties.

  4. 4 nicker Nov 20th, 2016 at 11:20 pm



  5. 5 Sugar Bear Nov 21st, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I now know what I’m doing wrong. I don’t dress correctly and I have more than 3 tools to assemble an engine!

  6. 6 Gym Nov 21st, 2016 at 10:44 am

    The cameo of Eddie Munster in the scene where the final drive belt is installed is priceless…

  7. 7 Mike Nov 21st, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Gym, I noticed that kid too. That was probably hour 14 of his 16 hour shift!

  8. 8 Hobo Tom Nov 25th, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Talk about real men !

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