CARPENTER, F.H.: England. Surrey England. Began around 1920 by F.H. Carpenter. Following WWII it was handed on to his son, Frank, and continued in operation until the Early 1960s. The first shop was located at 43 Penton Street, London N1. In 1942, that address was bombed out and the business relocated to 52 Surbiton Road, Kingston. Few, if any, frames seemed to have been built during the war years as attention was turned to making munitions. Carpenters were considered to be high quality lightweight machines comparable with Ephgrave and Hetchins. Roughly 100 frames a year were built in the pre- and post-War years.
Tom, here is what I have on Carpenter in the Used Bike Buyers Guide. It will be interesting to see whether people believe it deserves a cleaning or a complete repaint. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL