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From the design of the motorbike in the picture posted 2007 below in the forum can someone please suggest an approximate date? topic=1863.msg6756Larger view There is some disagreement exactly who the people in the photo are but it cannot be the ones suggested by a Douglas family member in the post as Edwin the man said to be in the photo died 1905 before the boy was born.
Could the photo have been taken as early as 1905 as I thought Douglas did not start motorcycle production until 1907!
I didn't think it would be during WWI as surly resources would not be wasted producing something like a miniature motorbike but it seems it could also be after the war.
The info posted in 2007 from a Douglas family member is obviously incorrect and the man cannot be Edwin Douglas who died 1905.
I would expect such a special bike wherever possible would use existing bits so is around 1914 a more realistic date for the photo?
Registrations with the letters DD correspond to Gloucester, but from the internet it appears that the 3 letter registrations ADD were not introduced to January 1935, but that is not to say the motorcycle was built then.
I would have thought the style of the peoples dress would tend to indicate the twenties rather than later. Look back through the LDMCC mag about 3 years and see my half size play bike made from TS CW and stationary engine bits.regards Alan Thanks for all the help which has confirmed my thought that the photo was much later than 1905.
Regards Steve LHello All, Dont know where but the pic shown is actually a half size Doug produced for I think it was for a chap from India for his son having purchased a full size one for himself. As a non expert looking at bike photos 1914 looked ok.
In the early 1870s, Michael would have been in his twenties and Peter in his teens and both were living in St. Timothy would have been too young to be either brother.
Therefore the photo is more than likely Michael and Peter, perhaps taken before Peter left for Kansas to live with relatives, leaving Michael behind.
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Enter a photo type into its search engine and you will see many examples that may turn out to be similar to the photograph you are researching. Both the men in my photo are young, but one appears to be older than the other, and he has arm slung around his younger brother's shoulders. The elder is wearing a watch chain and a pinky ring. Michael was seven years older than Peter, who was seven years older than Timothy.