Wall Autowheel (1909-14)

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Cartoon printed in Motor Cycling on 22nd November 1909 - "What the inventor of the Wall Autowheel did not anticipate".

A W Wall's first Autowheel had a horizontal engine of 1" bore and 2" stroke was air-cooled, two-stroke, flat twin in which only one cylinder fired; the other pumped the charge into the active cylinder. The hub contained a flywheel and 6:1 reduction gears.The oil and petrol tank was in the mudguard.

Later models used a more conventional motor.

Reasonably popular as a concept the claim was made in1914 that 10,000 units had made: 5,000 by Autowheels and 5,000 by BSA.


See also Wall Tricar



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