1940s Runwell Despatch Carrier Bicycle

1940s Runwell Despatch Carrier Bicycle

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RUNWELL CYCLE co (Birmingham) Ltd

Lawson St, Birmingham 4


1_1938runwellcatalogue

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Here are some pages from Runwell’s 1938 catalogue, and my Runwell to compare.

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You can see that the pedal crank is different from the Despatch Carrier illustrated above. Tradesman’s bikes obviously had a working life, and parts such as pedal cranks would have been replaced according to convenience rather than originality. Nevertheless, the crank does appear to be the same as on other Runwell bikes in the catalogue.

8_1938runwellcatalogue copy

Mine is similar, but not identical to, the 1938 model. It looks like a postwar one.

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