Finlay Brothers history site

Preserving the bicycle and
motorcycle heritage of
Finlay Brothers, Elizabeth St
Melbourne, 1900-1961.
Motorcycle advertisements 1900-1939
Motorcycle advertisements 1900-1939
Newspaper advertisements for the motorcycle brands sold by Finlay Brothers offer a fascinating glimpse into the commercial world of the early Melbourne motorcycle industry. 

However, not only were companies competing strongly for customer attention.  Competition between the various traders in Melbourne - in securing the agencies of some of the more popular motorcycle brands -would also have been fierce.


Source: Australian Motorist, April 1914.  Form the collection of Robert Saward.


Source: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic: 1848-1956), July 27, 1920, 5.

Source:  The Australian Motor Cycle, November 1, 1922, 4.  From the collection of Robert Saward.


Source:  The Argus (Melbourne, Vic: 1848-1956), March 7, 1929, 13.


Source: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic: 1848-1956), October 3, 1929, 16.