|1919 Blue Bird
So far as I am aware, this is the sole surviving Blue Bird
motorcycle. Although its origin is unknown, the bike carries a Healing frame number, and
is similar to many other - differently branded - Healing built bikes of the period.
Healings were wholesalers in Victoria, so the bike may have been built to order for the
maker of Blue Bird cycles? The bike was largely complete when it resurfaced in Geelong,
Victoria in 1984, but small parts were missing.
||6hp JAP 50o V-twin, 770 cc
||Best and Lloyd drip feed and hand pump, total
||Splitdorf magneto, chain driven
||Brown & Barlow fitted
||Healing fittings. Druid Mark 2 fork
||Healing 26x3 beaded edge
||Single shoe acting on belt rim
||Combined petrol/oil, Edwards Brothers (EB),
||A. G. Healing, Melbourne
||Frame black enamel. Tank with blue panels with
Blue Bird in yellow script. Yellow pinstripes. Nickel wheel rims and hubs, handlebars etc.
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