Rather ambitiously the original owner commissioned three Duchesses, despatching them all to the same atelier for assembly - the idea was to have two "naked" variants and a streamlined engine.
Suffice to say that years passed and, whilst this one emerged in its current form, the other two now exist only as a large, incomplete collection of parts in boxes (which we'll get sorted out and photographed in due course).
Complete with a tender chassis, showing light surface rust from storage, along with much its bodywork.
|length/inches||50 1/2 + 26|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|axlebox type||plain bearing|
|cylinder material||4 x cast iron|
|mechanical pump||2 x axle|