About this object

This is a rare example of a motorcycle produced by the Liverpool company of A. E. Reynolds Ltd. Albert E. Reynolds (AER) sold Scott motorcycles in Liverpool during the 1920s and then turned his attention to producing high quality motorcycles to his own design.

The motorcycle carries the registration EKD811 and although Reynolds did manufacture some engines, this particular motorcycle has a 250cc two-stroke engine supplied by Villiers. They also manufactured a 350cc bike with a Reynolds engine

Production stopped at the beginning of the Second World War and afterwards the company concentrated on sales and servicing, no longer manufacturing bikes.

In 'Motor Cycling magazine of 30 November 1939 they road tested one of the 250cc AERs and reported that:

“its greatest charm lay in its excellent steering and road holding which gave a supreme feeling of confidence on greasy roads and invited fast cornering.”

It cost £45 to buy when new in 1938.

Object specifics

  • Title
    AER Motorcycle
  • Accession no.
    1971.261
  • Type
    Motorcycle
  • Artist/Maker
    A E Reynolds Ltd
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
  • Date made
    1938
  • Materials
    metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    990 x 710 x 2070 mm
  • Related people
    A E Reynolds Ltd (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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