Norton manufacture and suppliers

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Norton, being a relatively small manufacturer farmed out a fair bit of their parts, besides procurement of the obvious ancilliary parts.
Unfortunately nobody has taken the trouble to actually record what they made and what they farmed out.

Following list is to be regarded with much reserve as I have not been able to find conclusive proof for some of the statements.
If anybody can shed more light it would be most useful to let it be known.


Norton Engine, frames and forks and general assembly
Shelley Castings
M&B   Mason & Burns Ltd Castings and engine plates
Burman Gearboxes (Initially a Sturmey Archer design)
Talboys Manufacturing Co. Petrol and oil tanks, stays, rear carriers, exhausts/silencers, possibly handlebars as well

Speedwell Gearcase Co.

Primary chaincase, chain guard and mudguards

Joseph Lucas Lighting equipment, magdyno's dynamo's, CVC's etc
AMAL carburetters, handlebar controls
Terry / Lycett Saddles


Handlebar controls