Object detail

Accession number
2011.432
Production period
Description
A push bike that has been spray painted black with white stripes on the mud guards. Attached is a bell and hand pump. MOTAT label attached "1930s Men's Bicycle Average Condition (New Seat)". Bicycle with black frame. Black handlebars facing downwards. Black rubber grips with "Reg No 76644[8]" impressed. Mudguards black and white. "LUD.M 12" painted in white on rear mudguard. Black bell on left handlebar, "REICH" inscribed on bell lever. Brake on front wheel controlled by lever on left handlebar. Brake lever on right handlebar broken. Chain hanging loose. Bike pump attached to seat tube. Black leather seat with diamond lattice. "Hi-soft 70/No.7382 Pat. No. 1132460/ Kashima Saddle MFG.Co.Ltd/ Osaka Japan" on underside of seat. "2011.432" painted in white at top of seatpost. Tyres read "Dunlop Roadster/Made under D.R.Co's Patents Sef Conditions of Limited licence/26x1 ⅜ P.65 fit rim esea3/Inflate hard/Made in New Zealand". Stand for rear wheel attached.
Marks
LUD. M 123
Hi-soft 70/No.7382 Pat. No. 1132460/ Kashima Saddle MFG.Co.Ltd/ Osaka Japan Impressed
Credit Line
Bicycle [Safety], 2011.432. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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