Sample Victor registrations

Here I list some Victor registration details, as reported in various Adelaide newspapers. Remarkable how many were about!

Note that the registration records are not perfect. On some occasions numbers are not reported, and some owners held on to their original numbers, in which case the same machine could appear more than once in the records. Of course this also means that some new motorcycles never appeared on the record at all. For more details of registrations in South Australia there is a separate article.

The "2 3/4" model is assumed to be the 293 cc JAP (Taylors were the JAP agent at the time); and the "3 1/2" probably the 500 cc JAP single. The 6 hp JAP Victor refers to the 770 c JAP V-twin used by many Australian assemblers at the time. The "2 1/4" model is possibly a 2-stroke: Emslie and Dove advertised a Victor Two Stroke "practically new" (perhaps 15178?) for sale in the Advertiser 26/6/1920.

13821 2 3/4 hp Victor Register, 28/5/1919 A.R. Klaw
51 Ashbrook Ave
North Norwood
13834 2 3/4 hp Victor Register, 28/5/1919 W.V.T. Peek
12 Lanor Ave
Goodwood Park
14131 2 3/4 hp Victor Register, 9/7/1919 W.R. Evans
Kooringa
14966 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 25/10/1919 Wilfred Towbridge
Bean's Rd
Thebarton
15070 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 1/11/1919 Samuel Perkin
North Tce
Adelaide
15075 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 1/11/1919 G.A. Giffen
Charles St
Forrestville
15104 2 3/4 hp Victor Register, 5/11/1919 A.P. Davies
Tutt Ave
Kingswood
15178 2 1/4 hp Victor Observer, 15/11/1919 H.E. Read
Carrington St
City
15269 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 22/11/1919 S.R. Jones
Kangarilla
15398 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 13/12/1919 J.H. Dowling
Ponsonby St
West Hindmarsh
15893 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 7/2/1920 A. Kelly
Orroroo
16329 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 20/3/1920 E.W. Joyce
Port Pirie
16535 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 10/4/1920  
16869 6 hp JAP Victor Observer, 19/6/1920  
17299 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 11/9/1920 H.W. Courtney
Frederick St
Clarence Park
17334 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 11/9/1920 C.K. Bassett
North Parade
Torrensville
17496 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 9/10/1920 J.H. Mellor
Strangways Tce
North Adelaide
17538 3 1/2 hp Victor Observer, 23/10/1920  
17755 2 3/4 hp Victor Observer, 20/11/1920 Allen Pointon
Curramulka

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