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Post  keith.hodgenia on Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:33 pm

Today I picked up a v11c engine fitted with a carb with the Mills logo on the float bowl. My question is when did Villiers buy out Mills and stop using the Mills logo?

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Post  MoscowFlyer on Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Hi Keith, it was 1926 and they had move production to Marston Road by 1927. prior to buying out Mill's, they used to send engines out without carbs fitted, the choice of carb was up to the bike builder ie F/B or who ever. Other makes of carb they could choose from were B&B, Amac, or Senspray. See the site below for the answers. Mike

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pattle/nacc/arc0596.htm
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Post  keith.hodgenia on Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:45 pm

Thanks Mike, that's just what I wanted to hear, I can use it on my model 4. As I have said before, you are a mine of information. Many thanks. Keith.

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Post  piston 197 on Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:56 am

Yes , Villiers got it right by purchasing the Mills design and AMAC got it wrong by buying up Binks , Brown and Barlow etc to form AMAL ( amalgamated carburettors) at around the same time. Mills was a concentric design that worked whereas AMAL soldiered on with the remote float until 1955 when they launched the Monobloc, still no great improvement, finally in 1966 they admitted defeat and produced a concentric design along the lines of what Villiers had been producing for 40 years.
Realisticlly the Mills design was ahead of it's time, was a lightweight all alloy carburettor that worked from the off, Villiers solved the wear problems by making most of the carburettor in brass, but this did increase the weight significantly, finally reverting back to alloy ( mazac) in the 1950's
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