[CR]Re: Bill Philbrook

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From: Mark Stevens <mountgerald@btopenworld.com>
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Subject: [CR]Re: Bill Philbrook
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 21:14:11 +0100

Re Bill Philbrook, Griff ,you should have mentioned that Bill worked at Gillotts through the golden years - late 40's to late 50's. Harry rated him very highly as a builder. I think Bill was always planning to have his own shop though,because Harry says he was often to be found making tools which would disappear home in his bag. This did not please Harry one bit.
       It is a shame that Gillott's great builders didn't "sign" their work like the men at Claud Butlers. I should imagine that Harry would frown on such a practice as it may encourage Prima Donnas.
     I have seen Griff's superb frame and it was that that got me interested in Aero frames. This era was IMHO the last clutch of innovations applied to steel frame technology. I am currently advertising for Aero frames in the UK. I have been offered a Swinnerton, a Rob Telfer (both late 80's lo pro's) and an Argos. Dale, is there any chance that this era may be included in the time span of CR?
   Mark Stevens in Autumnal Scotland. Bellissima!