An agreement has been concluded between David Holder and Moss Engineering that authorises Moss Eng to make available the remaining Scott spares from the period when Matt Holder, David’s father, made Scotts in Birmingham.
Moss Eng. will qualify the spares so that they are supplied ready for use. The majority of items were for Three speed model engines and gearboxes. A considerable number of crankcases of different periods and a number of new Birmingham type cases built up with cranks and flywheels will be available.
There are a good quantity of barrels, mostly detachable head types, but some earlier types that were taken in as service exchanges. Pistons of varying sizes and types are available also. From this stock, some new Birmingham type engines could be built immediately, in either standard or upgraded specification. Cycle parts are not so plentiful, but here are many duplex Shipley frames, some equipped for hand change. Some tanks and mudguards and aluminium covers are available, both for Shipley and Birmingham types.
The availability of these items will definitely help to fill a need, where otherwise it would be uneconomic to commission production of small batches of items.
David Holder previously had an arrangement with Bob Trickett to sell these spares on his behalf. Unfortunately this venture met with an unhappy end and approximately 50% of the Scott spares were lost in a fire. The items we are able to make available are the useable items remaining from that tragedy.