The 1921 Atomette
First manufactured in 1921 by Alan Thomas of Cleveland Street, Wolverhampton, the Atomette was a single seat vehicle of which only prototypes were built. In 1922 a two seater model was built powered by a 343cc Villiers engine. The engine was mounted just in front of the single rear wheel and drove a chain through a three speed Burman gearbox which had a final drive via a belt. Weighing 280Lbs the vehicle had a top speed of 30mph. The only weather protection the occupants had was that offered by the vertical windscreen and yet despite having no doors and rear body to speak of the Atomette had an ingenious device that allowed adjustment of the steering column rake. Production ceased in 1922 with few vehicles sold.