Grahame-White was an early British aircraft manufacturer, flying school and later manufacturer of cyclecars.
The company was established as Grahame-White Aviation Company by Claude Grahame-White at Hendon in 1911. The firm built mostly aircraft of its own design, including the successful Type XV, but during World War I produced Morane-Saulnier types under licence for the British military. The company ceased aircraft manufacturing operations in 1920.
In the same year the company was renamed Grahame-White Company Ltd. and manufactured cyclecars until 1924. From 1920 onwards a very basic two-seat 3.3 hp type with air-cooled single-cylinder engine of 348 cc capacity was offered. It had a two-speed transmission with final chain drive. The car had no conventional suspension, relying on flex in the wood frame and seat cushions. In 1921 a 7 hp type with a Coventry-Victor twin-cylinder engine (capacity: 689 cc) and friction drive was added for one year only followed in 1924 by a four-cylinder 10 hp type with a Dorman engine of 1,094 cc, but very few were made. The final Angus-Sanderson cars were also made in the factory.
Grahame-White ceased its operations completely in 1924.
- Grahame-White Baby
- Grahame-White Type VI
- Grahame-White Type VII Popular
- Grahame-White Type X Charabanc
- Grahame-White Type XI
- Grahame-White Type XIII Circuit of Britain biplane/scout
- Grahame-White Type XV
- Grahame-White Type 18
- Grahame-White G.W.19 (License-built Breguet Bre.5)
- Grahame-White Type 20 Scout (Prototype only)
- Grahame-White Type 21 Scout (Prototype only)
- Grahame-White Ganymede
- Grahame-White G.W.E.7
- Grahame-White Bantam
|Model||Years||No. of Cylinders||Capacity||Wheelbase|
|3.3 hp||1920–1924||1||348 cc||6' 5"|
|7 hp||1921||straight-2||689 cc||8' 1"|
|10 hp||1924||straight-4||1094 cc||8' 1"|
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