Embossed metal olympic head badge
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Photo Credit: VeloBase User PeachyPM
Name: Embossed metal olympic head badge
Brand: Claud Butler
Badge Type: Metal Attached
Frame Types: Vintage Lightweights
Track / Fixed Gear
Country: England
Years: 1950's
Added By: PeachyPM on 06/22/18
Updated By: PeachyPM on 06/22/18
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Found on a February 1955 Tour of Britain, I believe this embossed badge was the version produced from late 1949 till Claud Butler went bust in 1956, note the yellow ring bottom left. As apposed to the Holdsworth and later, reproduction versions which have the yellow ring top left.

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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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