|Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 29 October 1932|
|Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 10 December 1932|
|Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 26 November 1932|
Seagull outboard motors
August 1931 saw the introduction of a 2-stroke motor made by the Sunbeam Motorcycle Company. Originally intended as an industrial engine there were three versions, a 340 c.c. twin, a 102 c.c. single, and a 78 c.c. single. It was produced at Wolverhampton for several years, and distributed in the UK by Merlyn Motors Whiteladies Road Bristol. It became known as the 'Seagull' outboard motor. Thanks to www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/Transport/Motorcycles/Sunbeam/Sunbeam5.htm for the above paragraph.
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Source and linksLink to the other articles in this series.
Click here to read my blog post about College Motors another Bristol Triumph dealer.
Or here to read about C Allen and Son (Bristol) Ltd
Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.
Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .
I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html
Picture credits: Merlyn Motors Ltd of Bristol Seagull advert 1932 from gracesguide; The Western Daily Press adverts found on pinterest (David Nicoll).