W.F. Holdsworth Headbadge
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Photo Credit: VeloBase User viscount
Name: W.F. Holdsworth Headbadge
Brand: W.F. Holdsworth
Badge Type: Metal Attached
Frame Types: Vintage Lightweights
Country: England
Years: 1940's
Added By: viscount on 11/16/08
Updated By: viscount on 11/16/08
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Headbadge Information
This badge is attached to a late 1948 Holdsworth La Quelda, Serial No. 9632, and is original.
I have discovered differences between this and another from a slightly earlier machine.
Both are shown here.
See the ampersand, the By, by and detailing on the mane.

The one on the green frame being on Doug Smiths 1947 LQ, seen here:

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Brand Information(click to expand)
 One of many English large scale frame builders who over time bought out their rivals and eventually grew too big for their own good.  Examples from their early years through the 60's are said to be of extraordinarily quality.  However through the 70's and certainly in the 80's the frames became mass produced product.  However even these later examples are reported to be fine riding frame, just do not have the workmanship of the earlier frames.  Holdsworth bought out builders Claud Butler and Freddie Grubb among others.
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