Carlton Mixte 1950

Carlton 500kbThis one was bought as a Viking! Turns out to be a Carlton from 1948/51. With Oscar Egg lugs, fine details making it a super period machine.

Machine/frame arrived here painted/badged as a Viking. Quite a forlorn looking item with some pitting to the frame. Closer examination revealed the Oscar Egg lugs. Double tapered laterals, twin roller on the RH BB, curved, reinforced seat-stay bridge, round forks with a nice ‘twin plate’ crown. (Oscar Egg?) Serial No. is C00353, which says 1948-51ish…..

Interesting one to research as it turns out. No evidence in late 40s, early 50s catalogues of Carlton mixte frames. This one predates the Courette by a good few years.