Below are some pics of a recent kerbside find. What little I know about it is that it's a Swansea Cycles boys bike - made locally by a Perth based company which apparently existed from the 1920s through the 1960s. The paintwork is pretty ratty, but enough remains to show it was fairly detailed when new. The wheels are 26 x 1 3/8". And if the old SA 3 Speed AW hub info is anything to go by, it's from the early 60s.
Perhaps my favorite feature is the Swans in the lug work. It's a nice local touch. It might have been typical of makers of the period, but I've seen references to a 4 or 5 'Swan' model track or road racing bikes they made - much like the Aussie Malvern Star models from Melbourne.
I love the crazy old pressed steel calipers to. They've been roughly attached at some point with what just looks like a gutter bolt.
Anyway.. thought I'd share the pictures. I'd be interested to hear any comments on this bike from my corner of the world.
I really don't know what I am going to do with at this point; but it was too much of a curio to pass by when I saw it on the side of the road with a fairly non-descript 1980s ladies 10-Speed and a "Free to a good home" sign attached to both of them.