Hit the thrift shop at lunch today and they had a couple 3 speeds in there. A woman's version with a front basket that didn't do anything for me, and a men's Hercules 3 speed which did do something for me. Had no tag hanging on it so I began the dance routine, wheel it up front, let them know both the upper and lower tags are missing, and let them know I'd like a price on it. The routine is that they page the store three times asking if anyone has either or both parts of the price tag and if nobody responds by the third page then the item gets a new tag and the person who brought it up has first dibs. This also works if just the bottom half is missing since people sometimes pull the lower tag to think about it while they shop and then leave without returning the lower part of the tag. Anyway, the Herc is now on my car rack.
It has AMF a couple of places on it, a "Made in England" decal on the top tube, and the headbadge states Nottingham England on it. I scraped the greasy gunk off the rear Sturmey Archer until I found a number 71 stamped into it, so I figure this is a 1971-1972 model.
Has front and rear metal fender and a front springarm rack. Also has a generator light and still has the little bullet style tail lamp mounted loosely to one seatstay. I might pull the tail light off before I head home so it doesn't fall off on the freeway.
There's a fair amount of surface rust on the chrome parts but looks like it should clean up well. Also looks like it still has the original tires which are still managing to hold a little air.
I'll try to post some pics with the phone now and see if the Opera browser will work where the stock phone browser won't, otherwise pics will come later.
And to those folks getting frustrated trying to find a bike, you just find them when you find them, no magic or tricks involved. Price on this one was below $20. The woman's 3 speed of some other brand was priced below $10 just in case anyone was wondering.
(Okay, now to see if the pics will post...)