Lot 312: A circa 1884 Joseph Dumbleton 'Lion' 52-inch Ordinary. In delightfully unmolested condition, 'Lion' bicycles were manufactured in the Cheapside area of Birmingham, where the local industry included saddle makers, coach-builders and iron works. Indeed, the brass shield on the backbone, just behind the saddle, is inscribed, 'Lion - J. Dumbleton Maker Cheapside Birmingham', features of the bicycle include a spoon brake and return spring, single blade hollow forks, slotted cranks with original pedals fitted, adjustable main bearings, original crescent rims, International type saddle with a later cover and coil springs, two mounting steps, thigh guard, Challis style bell and semi-drop hooped handlebars with 'T' turned wooden grips, in very good, original condition, several spokes missing. (1)
Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models
Thursday, 12th November 2015
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