[CR]Re: The Hopper

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From: "Mark Stevens" <mountgerald@btopenworld.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <MONKEYFOODseVwrblZz00005207@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 15:54:40 -0000
Subject: [CR]Re: The Hopper

A message for Nigel Land. Hi, I just acquired an old loop frame ladies rod brake roadster with a lovely transfer on the front, 'The Hopper''. Serial number on the seat tube top 50121. 28'' tyres, Single speed. Hubs marked ''Made in Hopper England'' with flip top oilers. A little transfer just behind the head says 'Popular model' Saddle is a Lycett Imperial with fancy tooling of flowers etc in the leather. Fully sprung it sits on one of those posts with a forward extension. The rear mudguard has the holes in the edge for a skirt guard. The back 6'' has been painted white so I guess the bike is from the 1930's?
    Do you know when Hopper and Elswick amalgamated to become Elswick Hopper?
    Mark Stevens Evanton Scotland