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"Made In England"
« on: 08.10. 2012 10:06 »
Oh wise folk of the Forum (and anyone else who is not Australian);

Does anyone have a definitive answer, as to whether the pre-unit bikes were shipped from the factory with a "Made In England" transfer on the frame?

Yesterday a 69 year old who has been riding and involved with BSA's since his teens, was adament that A10's / A7's were built with this marking on one of the front down tubes.

Quivering in anticipation,

Richard

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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #1 on: 08.10. 2012 10:35 »
don't know about export ones but my Flash had no such sticker and can't recall any others
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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #2 on: 08.10. 2012 11:20 »

 Think I may have seen some triumphs with it in the '70's, but that was probably more a marketing ploy to remind folk, that England still existed
Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #3 on: 08.10. 2012 17:37 »
Hi Richard; My Dad's '61 GF that I now have was purchased from a USA dealer in the original shipping crate. (I helped uncrate it.) This is a current picture of the right side of the neck area.
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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #4 on: 08.10. 2012 18:03 »
Hi Richard,

Am positive that "some" but not "all" had the sticker on the right hand frame tube or headstock.
At least all of the bikes (Norton, Triumph and BSA) I have seen in crates DID have it but that means nothing with English suppliers as anyone knows  ;)

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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #5 on: 08.10. 2012 21:30 »
G'day Richard,
                          This decal seems to have been on all of the 1960 onwards frames but I have seen one on a 1958 frame but can't say whether it was original.

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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #6 on: 09.10. 2012 09:41 »
Not on my '56 Flash, (but thats no surprise with the state it was in  *smiley4*), and I certainly didn't have one on my 1957/8 A7 back in my youth...........

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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #7 on: 09.10. 2012 12:43 »
I am the 2nd owner of a 56 Road Rocket originally shipped to Canada and it had neither a stamping nor a decal with Made in England on it. I have seen bikes at shows with these decals, but I suspect they were put there by the owner and not by the manufacturer.

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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #8 on: 09.10. 2012 21:58 »
This is my '62 Rocket's headstock gusset with decal in position as per original.

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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #9 on: 10.10. 2012 09:15 »
Hi Richard

Yes the Made in England transfer was applied to the late A10 frames, my guess would be from 1958. Here's another pic of a 1959 frame with original paint. This script was a BSA only transfer, applied to the headstock on the twins up to 1970. For the OIF bikes it moved to the frame down tube & was also used on the Triumph range for the first time.

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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #10 on: 10.10. 2012 10:14 »
Thank you gentlemen!

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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #11 on: 13.10. 2012 06:36 »
That clears up the 'Made in England' sticker found anywhere on the front of the frame - the same question goes for the 'BSA Piled Arms' transfer that is sometimes placed on the front of the headstock - is this a restorers embelishment or an original decal. I have had A10s with and without it on.
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Re: "Made In England"
« Reply #12 on: 14.10. 2012 01:27 »
Pirate,
                 The headstock decal was applied to plunger and rigid frames but not sure when it was discontinued.
Not on swinging arm frames.

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