The Vincent Motorcycle Factory at Stevenage in the Late 1940's

I know two things about Vincents, they are fast and they are expensive.  This collection of photographs is surely the closest I'll ever come to owning one.  The photos come from Robin Vincent-Day and were taken sometime between 1947 and 1948, before the production of the most famous Vincent model, the Black Shadow.  The shop is squeaky clean and there are no workers in site, so this was probably a staged shoot for an ad campaign or the like.  Whatever the reason was, the photographer did an excellent job capturing the inside of this factory.

 These last two photos are from the same factory, but were taken a little later, probably around 1950.