Monday, January 2, 2012

Made like a gun

This picture is doubly significant. Although quite blurry, it is one of the few pictures of the first Royal Enfield from 1901. It is being ridden by Ernest H. Godbold. He was a French engineer that worked as general manager at Enfield in the very early  years. Among other accomplishments, he was the one who coined the motto "Made like a gun".

Here's an example of the motto being used already in 1912 by Farrar's motor exchange, of 19-24 Hopwood Lane, Halifax. I couldn't find Farrar's building, it appears it was demolished to build the A58.

I do not know the rider of this other picture, it might be Godbold as well,

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