1936 Norton Model 16H, 490cc, Project. Registration number NSV 203. Frame number 65839. Engine number W34556.
Norton relied on proprietary engines in its formative years - winning the inaugural Isle of Man TT with a Peugeot-engined machine - before introducing its own design of power unit in 1907. The long-stroke sidevalve single displaced 633cc and the new model it powered became known as the 'Big 4'. Smaller capacity versions followed and in 1911 the '500' adopted the classic 79x100mm bore and stroke dimensions that would characterise the half-litre (actually 490cc) Norton for the next 50 years. Norton's new sidevalve was among the fastest in its class, being the first machine under 500cc to be officially timed at over 70mph, which was some going for 1911. Small wonder that the slogan 'Unapproachable' began to be applied to the Norton singles at around this time.
The 490cc engine was revised for 1914 and the following year gained a new, lower frame together with the option of a Sturmey Archer three-speed gearbox. When fitted with chain drive, the 490cc sidevalve single became the 'Model 16' in Norton's numbering system, and then changed to '16H' in 1921 when another new frame was introduced, again lower than its predecessor. Norton's trusty 16H sidevalve would be continuously up-dated for the next 30-plus years before taking its final bow - along with the Big 4 - in 1954.
NSV was owned by Gary Flew of Hull in 1983 and our vendor found it as a dismantled project some 30 years ago. He began a restoration, which has stalled.
Sold with the V5 and various spares, prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the completeness of this project.
Longines, Comet, ref. 8475, a stainless steel mystery wristwatch, circa 1970, manual wind movement, 17 jewels, cal. 702, blue dial, Arabic numerals and baton markers, centre arrow hour hand and outer minute dot marker, screw down back, width 35mm
An Arts & Crafts oak side table, octagonal shaped top with lower cross member, raised on four curved legs.
70cm tall, 61cm diameter.
A Dunhill tortoiseshell and barley rollagas lighter, c.1980's, box
A leather cashbag with brass label "N.E.R DRAX HALES (wages cash)".
The station was on the Goole-Selby line opening in 1912 and closing in 1964
2000 Mini Cooper, 1275 cc. Registration number W943 PAG. Chassis number SAXXNNAZEYD182786. Engine number 12A2LK70394580.
Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II chronograph stainless steel wristwatch, c.1969, ref 145.014, cal 861,matte black dial, luminescent baton numerals and hands, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, the Omega crystal with inset bezel calibrated for tachymeter, the manual wind 17 jewel movement numbered 23422980, the bracelet numbered1162/1/173, width 42 mm.
Omega Seamaster, a stainless steel automatic gentleman's wristwatch, c.1958, with subsidiary seconds dial, the 19 jewel Cal 491 movement numbered 16662321, the case numbered 2875-1, 34mm.
A Chinese Fortune Gazer penny arcade machine, with various fortunes, repainted, 147 cm.
Three albums of Malta, to include GB 2 two penny blue with A25 and date MALTA 60, other A25 postmarks, a block of three Victoria Malta one half penny, a 1914-21 2 shilling with broken crown and scroll, a good selection of 1860-1881 issues, 1 x 3d with inverted POSTAGE, good George V issues, mainly mint, through to 1978, (three volumes).