1920s Warrick ‘Monarch’ Carrier Cycle

1920’s Warrick ‘Monarch’ Carrier Cycle

Though most folks know of the Walls Ice Cream box tricycle, it is not generally known that the same company was a large-scale manufacturer of two-wheeled delivery cycles.

The Monarch tradesman’s bike was made to order for specific companies and trades.

This one has an interesting front carrier frame. I’d like to find out what type of carrier was fitted to it.


The company logo is unusually a very distinctive plaque fitted to the rear mudguard.

These cycles feature similar lamp mountings to the Motor Carrier; you can compare them in the picture below.

I think my Warrick tradesman’s bike is probably a 1920’s model. Its frame number is 15020.

It is hand-painted red because the previous owner did a display of post office cycles some years ago and decided to add this one too.

Compare it with my friend Alan’s carrier, below, which is believed to be 1913.

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For the history of this manufacturer,

PLEASE CLICK HERE – the Online Museum of

John Warrick Cycle Co, Monarch Works, Reading

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Published on November 5, 2008 at 5:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

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