Famous All Over The World
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Photo Credit: Mick Butler
Name: Famous All Over The World
Brand: Claud Butler
Badge Type: Painted or Decal
Frame Types: Vintage Lightweights
Track / Fixed Gear
Country: England
Years: 1930's; 1940's; 1950's
Added By: PeachyPM on 06/29/18
Updated By: PeachyPM on 06/29/18
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On David Palk’s “Classic frame builders - Claud Butler” page on the Classic Lightweights web site, Mick Butler added this description;

Claud Butler, from about 1952 onwards fitted these seat transfer, sometimes used as a
head transfer,more commonly used on the seat because of the normal practice of using a head-badge. They read "Famous All Over The World".
These are now long-forgotten and some say only fitted to export orders but after speaking to many former Claud owners and employees at Manor
Street Works at Clapham these were fitted quite commonly on home market machines.
This is worth recording for posterity as most owners assume that there was only one type of seat transfer.

 I have seen one on the head of a pre war bike, with lamp lug on left fork rather than right, so assumed an early export model.

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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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