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Old 03-16-11, 11:39 PM
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More vintage documentation: 1948 Raleigh catalog @ The Headbadge



1948 Raleigh catalog at The Headbadge


Once again, many thanks to redneckwes for the scans.

Many may note that this catalog is similar to the variant hosted by Mark Bulgier; indeed, they are quite similar, though there are some nuances - most notably, the absence of a date, the Raleigh "For-Ever" guarantee, and no prices pre-printed in the catalog. I suspect that this catalog variant might have been for non-UK markets, though I have nothing to confirm that hypothesis.

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Nobody is interested?

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Beautiful.

I'm officially in lust...

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I suspect that this catalog variant might have been for non-UK markets, though I have nothing to confirm that hypothesis.

-Kurt
Thanks Kurt!

The Picture above of the Lenton clubman showing the Lamp Bracket on the Left Hand Side would support your hypothesis that this is not intended for the UK market.
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Oh, I'm interested all right! I just received a Record Ace frame alleged to be from 1948. Now I'm wishing they had built that model up with more commonly available parts, because mine surely will be.
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Kurt, while I might not be very interested in 1940's era bikes, I truly do appreciate your efforts to gather as much Raleigh information as possible and put it in one place.

My 4 Raleigh bikes appreciate it, too!
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
The Picture above of the Lenton clubman showing the Lamp Bracket on the Left Hand Side would support your hypothesis that this is not intended for the UK market.
Strangely enough, the dated Bulgier catalog is done the same way.

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Oh, I'm interested all right! I just received a Record Ace frame alleged to be from 1948. Now I'm wishing they had built that model up with more commonly available parts, because mine surely will be.
Pictures, please!

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These are great scans and very well presented. Another addition to an already great resource.

If you come across any Carlton scans from the 50's I would be most interested.
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The 1940's are the most rare and unusual due to the war effort.

Your site keeps getting better and better.
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Thanks again for putting this up!

I have no intention of stopping until I have found every last scrap of Raleigh paper from '38 to '82. At my current rate and budget it should take until approximately 2050 or so...
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Originally Posted by redneckwes View Post
Thanks again for putting this up!

I have no intention of stopping until I have found every last scrap of Raleigh paper from '38 to '82. At my current rate and budget it should take until approximately 2050 or so...

"In the year 2525..."

I know how you feel. But good things comes to thems that waits.

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