I can make a dating certificate, in pdf format, for
fun or to provide help for registration of a WD Norton motorcycle.
The information given
in this certificate is derived from the Norton factory assembly books,
Norton engine books, Chilwell records, Contract ledgers and literature
as far as available and the cumulative result of extensive
investigations since 1995.
Dates quoted prior to June 1940 are primarily based on the original
Norton Motors Ltd. assembly and engine books.
Dates quoted after June 1940 are best estimates for war production based
on original contract ledgers, Chilwell records (delivery due dates) and
estimated weekly production capacity of Norton Motors Ltd.
Actual built dates between 1940 and 1945 are not known through missing
assembly/engine books for this period.
Dates are based on frame
numbers unless indicated otherwise.
This certificate is not a legal document but may help in obtaining a
vehicle registration when correct date and model information is
Use of this certificate for official registration application is the
responsibility of the holder.
Example, click to enlarge