|of Oliver Street Works, and
Rocky Lane, Birmingham,
Brampton Brothers were manufacturers of cycle chain and cycle fittings.
1874 The brass foundry business was inherited by Arthur Brampton and his two brothers.
1886 Experimented with self-lubricating bicycle chains.
1897 Established as a public company. Directors are: Ebenezer Parkes, Charles Henry Brampton, Frederick William Brampton and George Illiston. Also mentions Walter Brampton and Arthur Brampton. Employed 1,000 people. The company made chains and fittings for cycles and spring forks for motor cycles, but were also involved in other products, including chains and parts for early automobiles. The company was registered on 11 May, to take over the business of cycle chain manufacturers of the firm of the same name.
1898 A branch chain works was opened in Calais.
1899 Patented the integral bush/inner plate chain upon which so many cycle chains have been based.
1900 Petition to wind the company up.
1904 The Brampton Chain Company of Cookley began to manufacture wheels for heavy commercial vehicles on the Ironworks site.
1913 This laid the foundation of the successful Steel Stampings when road transport developed
1915 The Calais works became the subsidiary Brampton Brothers (Calais) Ltd., which in turn developed into the Societe Anonyme des Etablissements Brampton in 1921.
The Calais works manufactured shell parts during the First World War and later produced light and heavy driving chains. New Birmingham works were erected, at Witton, after the war.
1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with power transmission chains.
1925 The company was purchased by the Coventry Chain Co
2006 Cookley was called Titan Steel Wheels
please see - Graces Guide
|E128 - Mills Pin 3/16" x 1"
F55 - Balance Beam
F56 - Balance beam bush
F85/1 - Headlamp bracket top
F86/1 - Headlamp bracket bottom 8"
F86/2 - Headlamp bracket bottom 7"
FF27 - damper anchor plate
FF37 - friction disc
FT124 - Head race cone
FT127 - Steering Damper stop
FT179 - Speedometer bracket 3"
FT179/1 - Speedometer bracket 5"
FT188 - Fork damper knob
FT200 - Fork link bottom RH
FT206 - Fork link bottom LH
FT207AS - Steering column assembly
FT208AS - Fork girder with bushes
FT210AS - Head clip w/bushes , clips, cone, bolt
FT213R - Top link RH
FT213L - Top link LH
FT215 - Head clip sleeve
FT216 - Fork spring screw
FT217 - Head clip bolt
FT218 - Fork spindle top
FT219 - Fork spindle bottom
FT220R - Friction plate RH
FT220L - Friction plate LH
FT221R - Friction disc RH
FT221L - Friction disc LH
|FT222 - Thrust washer
FT223 - Fork damper knob screw
FT224 - Fork damper knob washer
FT225 - Steering damper knob
FT226 - Fork spindle bush bottom
FT227 - Handle bar cap screw
FT228 - Fork spindle bush top
FT229 - Top race cone shroud
FT230AS - Front fork spring complete 160lbs
FT230/1AS - Front fork spring complete 180lbs
FT231 - Front fork spring nut
FT232 - Steering damper nut assembly
FT233 - Damper spring blade
FT234 - plated washer 1/2"x .887"
FT235 - unplated washer 1/2"
FT236 - plated washer 7/16"x .762"
FT237 - Mudguard lug
FT238 - Steering column nut
FT239 - Steering damper rubber block
FT240 - Steering damper rod
FT241 - Steering damper lock nut
91 - 1/4" BSF plain nut
92 - 1/4" BSF plain steel washer
142 - 5/16" BSF plain nut
143 - 5/16" BSF plain steel washer
147 - 5/16" single coil spring washer
321 - 1/4" steel ball
457 - 5/16" x 1¼" BSF hex bolt
477 - 5/16" x 3/4" x 1/16" plain washer
500 - 3/8" CEI plain nut
505 - 5/16" x 1/2" BSF hex set screw
520 - 5/16" x 1" BSF bolt
524 - 5/16" x 1/2" CEI hex set screw
796 - 7/16" BSF chamfered washer
833 - 7/16" BSW chrome
834 - 7/16" CEI plain nuts RH
835 - 7/16" CEI plain nuts LH
836 - 1/2" CEI plain nuts RH
837 - 1/2" CEI plain nuts LH
838 - 1/8" x 3/8" BSW cheese head bolt
||appears avg of about 194
|Not Bushed. Has grease nipples||Bushed
(presumably oilite). No grease
|Girder is shorter by 7/16 inch||Girder (FT208AS) is longer by 7/16 inch.|
to anchor front wheel spindle nut.
(E128) to anchor front wheel spindle nut.
|On bottom rear of girder, lug is tapped 5/16 inch CEI for front stand bolts.||The lugs are dimpled but not drilled (The Meteor may be an exception?).|
|Two spindly lugs on front
of LH front tube to carry air-pump.
||No such lugs.|
|There is a grease nipple for the bottom front spindle behind the mudguard/balance-beam lug.||No such nipple.|
|On the top of the girder are 2 holes tapped 5/16 CEI for grease nipples.||Same tapped holes but used for the 3 inch or 5 inch speedo bracket.|
|Head Stem is 3/8 inch shorter.||Head stem is 3/8 inch longer.|
|Grease nipple to lube
bottom rear spindle.
||No such nipple.|
|Head clip has adjustable handlebar mounting lugs for 1 inch bars.||Head Clip (FT210S) has fixed lugs and takes 7/8 inch bars.|
|A single nipple on the bracket/clip on top LH side.||No such nipple.
|Bottom RH Link has a 3/8 CEI hole to accept damper screw.||FT200 is tapped 7/16 CEI.|
|Damper screw on side has 2
threads: 3/8 and 5/16 CEI; the smaller having a couple
of flats for the butterfly damper knob – locked by a 5/16
||FT233 is 7/16 and 3/8 CEI & has a small blind hole drilled in the thread to accept the end of a grub-screw to lock the cast alloy damper knob (FT188).|
|Steering Damper Knob (top) is black ebonite and locked to the rod with a screwed ring similar to FT421 on the B.||The same alloy casting as above is used for the steering damper knob.|
|Top Links vary on both only as regards the stampings (HRD or Vincent-HRD).||-|
|Steel knurled washers.||Brass (or oilite) (FT222) knurled washers.|
|Flat upper headlamp
brackets carrying speedo and clock as required. 4-9/16
inches between centres. 8 inch headlamp.
||Tubular upper headamp brackets for 8 inch headlamp.|
|Lower headlamp brackets are strip steel.||Lower headlamp brackets are tubular but same shape/centres as A ones.|
|Wheel spindle has a hex head and plain nut.||Tommy bar spindle and plain nut locked by the E128 pin in fork girder.|