Lot 50 1918 Humber with Tall 29 inch frame (WW1 Military fittings)

Sold for: £1,750.00

1918 Standard Humber Model 9

Special Order: 29″ Tall frame with Double Top Tube

Sturmey-Archer Model K 3-speed gear

29″ Frame

28″ Wheels

Military fittings added

Frame No 454301 (partly indistinct)

 

Item condition: Used

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Humber offered frames in any size for both civilian and military use. This 29″ frame model was supplied as a double top tube roadster. It’s not a heavyweight model like the roadsters favoured by police forces, but a medium weight machine. It was manufactured at Humber’s Coventry factory.

When I found this Humber in a friend’s collection 8 years ago, I snapped it up because of its unique tall size. I also needed to illustrate the World War 1 Humber Military Model for my book on the history of military bicycles. So – just as was done during that war – I militarised this civilian bicycle by adding military fittings such as a front carrier rack and rifle clips.

The bicycle itself is in very good original unrestored condition, with the remains of its box lining on the mudguards, and with its steering head transfer (decal) intact. It’s ready to ride.

BICYCLE COLLECTORS CURATED ONLINE AUCTION, Xmas 2023

This Timed Auction is live from 24th December @ 2-30pm to 1st January, 2024. Highest bid wins.

NO BUYERS or SELLERS PREMIUM.

THE RESERVE IS THE START PRICE + BUY-IT-NOW OPTION.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: NO PACKING FEES.

BIDDING INCREMENTS: Up to £1000 = £10. Over £1000 = £50. Over £2000 = £100

IT’S A CURATED AUCTION – Colin is the auctioneer and is available to chat to you personally during the auction (or before) by email, text message, phonecall,  Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp.

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