Clapham head badge
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Photo Credit: VeloBase User PeachyPM
Name: Clapham head badge
Brand: Claud Butler
Badge Type: Painted or Decal
Frame Types: Vintage Lightweights
Track / Fixed Gear
Country: England
Years: 1940's; 1950's
Added By: PeachyPM on 06/22/18
Updated By: PeachyPM on 06/22/18
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Headbadge Information

Repro on the head of a 1949 Sport Anglais, I don’t know why some frames had this badge rather than a metal one, perhaps customer choice? It also is used extensively as a seat tube transfer up until the bankruptcy in 1956.

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 One of the giants of the British cycling industry, Claud Butler was no one man shop, but rather a large manufacturing business which turned out large numbers of frames.  They produced everything from track and racing frames as well as tandems in both lugged and fillet brazed varieties.  The Claud Butler name and trademarks were purchased by Holdsworth and frames carrying the Butler name were simply rebranded Holdsworth frames.  In the late 1980's a conglomerate which also owned Falcon purchased the naming rights for Holdsworth and Claud Butler and reintroduced the name.
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