OK, I got this mystery machine from way, way back.
Been posted on here before inside another thread.
But it is still doing my head in.
And I need to know....
It is definitely English, lightweight, 30s or 40s.
Not Claud Butler. Not bilaminated lugs.
Components probably not period.
Lugs distinctive, Nervex?
It has perplexed all the UK experts I can ask the questions of.
Here it has been repainted by me, with more coats to go. (Outlining to be done later)
But having stripped it to bare metal, (I have photos of the whole process), still nobody can supply any real clues.
The frame angles and the bend on the forks say late 1930s to me.
The serial number on the drive side rear drop-outs make it highly unusual.
Hetchins, Royal Scot(?) Don't think it's either.....
The fork crown is highly distinctive too.
BB highly distinctive also.
A most lovely machine, light and deserving of attention, but I need to put a name to it.
Waiting now for some serious responses
Plenty more detailed pics on demand.