SENSATIONAL POST OFFICE GPO POSTMANS BICYCLE VINTAGE 1930s. In good overall vintage condition, some light renovation, drives (and stops) well. This vehicle is a real head turner. WATCHERS: Why not try an OFFER? You might get a surprise!
ACCESSORIES & FEATURES SHOWN ON THE BICYCLE. BLUMELLS METALOID BICYCLE TYRE PUMP , c. Very good vintage condition, works very well (a few little squeaks occasionally), all parts there, all parts original.
CROSSBAR LEATHER CARRYING BAG FOR TOOLS etc , 1951. Size approx: 8 x 4.25 x 3.
Inside stamped: J & A Ltd. LEATHER SADDLE BAG (BLACK FINISH) , c. Size approx: 6 x 3 x 1.Excellent vintage condition, looks little used, except for a bit of oil marks inside. GPO CARBIDE / ACETYLENE LAMP (FRONT): Probably 1930s or earlier. O, probably by Miller & Co. Birmingham - although not marked as such. It looks pretty much complete and everything unscrews/opens easily.
Size approx: 7 high, lens surround approx: 4 diameter. Good condition with much original red paint.GPO OIL LAMP (REAR): Probably 1930s or earlier. O, marked Miller & Co.
Birmingham - Jupiter model (first produced in 1898). Size approx: 4.25 high, lens surround approx: 3 diameter. Fair condition with much original red paint, repainted and/or touched up many times during its long lifetime. Wonderful nostalgic smell of old oil!
Standard black saddle seat by Brooks, size approx: 10.5 x 7.5. Held on very sturdy springs. In good condition, some scuffs and grazes. A substantial and very well made bell, stamped G. On the push ringer - gives a loud and pleasing ring.
PEDDLES: Strong pedals in good condition - turn well. CHAIN & CHAINWHEEL: Substantial and meaty chain in excellent condition, and a strong, toothed chainwheel with the initials G P O moulded into it - a very rare design used on the chainwheels of some early GPO bicycles, and not often seen. METAL CARRYING RACK: Standard GPO design and in very good condition. Size approx: 16.5 x 14. Fitted to rear mudguard, in good condition.
NUMBER OF CHASSIS STAMPED INTO FRAME: 44727. TYRES: A lovely vintage pair of Raleigh Carrier tyres (type 47-571 26 x 1.75) with deep, little used treads in great condition. BRAKES & CONTROLS: Standard GPO metal rod brake controls in excellent condition.
EXTRA GPO CYCLE ACCESSORIES THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE SALE OF THE POST OFFICE BICYCLE (see photo number 12). HOW TO USE AND TAKE CARE OF POST OFFICE CYCLES VERY RARE GPO INFORMATION CARD, July 1935. Size approx: 9 x 15 printed on thick card, one-sided (no printing on reverse), original string for hanging up on the wall. Sections featured are: Bicycles Not To Be Lent; Condition Of Machines; Speed; Racing, Carriage Of Other Persons, &c. Leaving Bicycles When Delivering A Telegram, &c.
Lamps; Rules Of The Road; Consideration For Foot Passengers; Descending Hills; Accidents; Tyres; Storing; Cleaning And Oiling and Instruction Booklets. Very good vintage condition, a few marks, but generally clean and crisp. Card id marks: P 23G, GENERAL POST OFFICE LONDON, and (698).
Designed to be used with the Instructions For Cyclists And Inspecting Officers booklet, Rg 104 (below). ROMAC CYCLE REPAIR OUTFIT COMPLETE WITH ALL ORIGINAL CONTENTS as listed below and seen in the photos, c. Size approx: 4.5 x 1.35 x 0.75. Patches; sandpaper, metal grater, valve inserts, rubber tubes and a block of chalk.Good vintage condition, a few marks and a lump of something on the underside of the tin. SELF VULCANISING CYCLE REPAIT OUTFIT, ROMAC REGd.
PACKET OF DUNLOP TALC USED IN THE REPAIR OF BICYCLE INNER TUBES UNOPENED BROWN ENVELOPE WITH ORIGINAL CONTENTS INTACT, November 1924. Size approx: 2.75 x 3.75. Issue id mark: 11 / 24 / 181. A BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED TIN CAN - EXCELITE SMOKELESS CYCLE BURNING OIL (empty) , MANUFACTURED BY THE HUMBER OIL COMPANY, HULL, c.Size approx: 5 x 2. A REFINED BURNING OIL SPECIALLY MANUFACTURED FOR ALL TYPES OF CYCLE LAMPS. Good vintage condition, a few age marks, and a few little dings on the face of the tin. PAIR OF GPO STRAPS USED FOR STRAPPING DOWN POSTMANS BAG AND/OR PARCELS ON THE CARRYING RACK , 1963.
Size approx: 48 x 0.75. Excellent vintage condition, look little used, no metal fittings.
LUCAS BICYCLE LOCK, KEY, AND CHAIN , c. Size approx: 13 (chain length). Very good vintage condition, each piece original. Stamped: GEM, No4 and LUCAS.Chain (shown in two photos - closed and open). I have had the locking mechanism working, but I would say it was tricky. CONTENTS OF CROSSBAR LEATHER CARRYING BAG.
John Bull Rubber Solution Tin; Pair Of Pliers mark Elliott and a Crown; Spanner marked G. 748645; Multi Spanner marked G. Pair Of Metal Bicycle Clips, and Oil Can No:82, G. (All in fairly good vintage condition, some age related marks). INSTRUCTIONS FOR CYCLISTS AND INSPECTING OFFICERS BOOKLET , July 1937.Size approx: 3.5 x 5. Good vintage condition, a few marks. Issue id marks: Rg 104. (404 / 3060)Q Wt. Designed to be used with the How To Use And Take Care Of Post Office Cycles card, P 23G (above), a copy of which is exhibited at each Post Office. The item "POST OFFICE GPO POSTMANS BICYCLE FOR LETTERS PARCELS TELEGRAMS VINTAGE 1930s" is in sale since Sunday, August 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Bicycle\Other Bicycle". The seller is "bertie0wertie" and is located in Exeter.
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