Between 1909 and 1911 the Edwin F. Merry Company of San Francisco built 200 motorbikes under license from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This example is the only known survivor.
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The Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) factory began producing motorcycles in 1910. The "motor-bicycle" had a 3 ½ horsepower motor and was called the Olympia. At one time BSA was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. But the Seventies saw the marque decline through poor management and facing stiff competition from Japan.