Mark 9D

247c.c. 125c.c. Mark 2 Mark 3
147c.c. Mark 4F  172c.c. 196c.c.
 249c.c. 98c.c. Junior 98c.c.
Villiers must have felt that the reference to lighting sets in the booklet needed more explanation - or more promotion.  They devote a whole page to it, explaining that "Every Villiers engine is fitted with its own magneto, incorporated in the freewheel.  This arrangement gives a more intense spark than the ordinary horseshoe magneto and provides smoother running and easier starting.  In addition to this one of its principal advantages is that it generates its own electric light by the addition of two small coils which in no way affect the ignition circuit. ... The current is taken from a simple plug-in terminal at the back of the armature plate of the magneto".

In a company publication, "Sixty Progressive Years", Villers wax lyrical in their peroration to the company history:

"Villiers Group products are renowned throughout the world and their current export activities can be gauged from the direct trading accounts with approximately 140 different overseas countries. The engines have performed without detriment to their established reputation for dependability in some of the most adverse conditions. They have operated in the frozen wastes of Greenland and Northern Scandinavia and in the steamy heat of the tropics. They have powered rock drills, air compressors and lighting sets during the building of the world’s highest road across the Andes Mountains. They are used for quarrying; they have powered light aircraft; and along stretches of the Scandinavian coast-line Villiers engines stand by to drive emergency generating sets should a mains electricity failure put lighthouses out of commission."

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