Taking its initials from its Newcastle-upon-Tyne birthplace, the NUT was the brainchild of engineer Hugh Mason, who had had several machines built under other names before settling on NUT in 1912. Manufactured by Angus, Sanderson & Company, the NUT was a stylish sports machine, almost always v-twin powered and easily distinguishable by its cylindrical fuel tank retained by two-nickel-plated bands. Mason's victory aboard a JAP-engined NUT in the 1913 Isle of Man Junior TT (the marque's solitary TT win) led to increased demand and an expansion of production on a new site before WWI intervened. The company underwent a succession of financial reorganisations and relocations in the 1920s, its range continuing to consist mainly of JAP v-twin powered machines of various sizes before NUT's own 698cc v-twin engine arrived in 1924. Sadly, NUT succumbed to the Depression of the early 1930s, closing in 1933.