Friday, 18 December 2009
These O.K Supreme bikes have been knocking around for yonks. As early as 1882
the company Humphries and Dawes Ltd had a shop in Birmingham producing bicycle parts under the Criterion
Trade mark. In 1906 they did a bit of motorcycle dabbling using an SOS engine which they manufactured
on behalf of the company Smith's O'Saltley.
They were involved in many things in the following years, including racing motorcycles in the isle of Mann TT's
and making bomb fuses during world war 1?(On Two Wheels vol 6)
The company Humphries and Dawes used a few different engines