I recently purchased a Royal Enfield from a fellow member of my local classic vehicle club. The chap I bought it from estimates it's date of manufacture around 1938 having seen a similar machine in a museum.
Can anyone advise how to date one of these mowers or tell me it's age? Cannot find a number on the machine itself but the engine number is 14W 784 - I think it is a Villiers engine. Has a brass carburettor I think.
My understanding is that pre-war Royal Enfields were gear driven and had Villiers engines?
Am delighted with the mower as I have been wanting a Royal Enfield for some time. Recently added some transfers bought from the club and it is looking good :-) Engine has a spark but am waiting for some good weather before starting it!