The frame builder's name was Roy Cottingham. I have a catalogue of his from the early 60s which show some very fancy lug frames. He was building on and off right up until his death a year or two ago. The frames I have seen of his about ten or fifteen years ago I was not very impressed with the lugs were rather crude. He had a certain following in England but never the reputation of Dick Morris. He worked near to Northampton in the East Midlands.
>From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Subject: [CR]Information on R. Cottingham frame
>Date: Fri, Feb 16, 2001, 2:54 pm
> I was out of town for a few days and stopped at an interesting bike
> shop. (Wheelfine Imports in NJ) There is a used frameset labeled:
> "R. Cottingham"
> The shop manager said the "R" is for Richard and it was made in Britain.
> Fancy head-tube lugs, triangle bracing on the chain-stays to seat-tube,
> Cinelli BB, wedge ended seat-stays. (a very CR'ish frame) Is there any
> information available on this builder?
> Thank you in advance...
> Roy H. Drinkwater
> Lititz, PA