1930s Hercules Carrier Cycle

1930’s Hercules Carrier Cycle

This tradesmens bike came from the Butler family, who owned the greengrocers shop featured on the sign.

Mr. Butler bought the greengrocer’s shop from Tom Turner in 1959.

The bike wasn’t used so was put into storage.

It has a 22″ frame and a 16″ front wheel.

It’s in very good condition – most trade bikes had a working life, so can often be quite battered by now.

There are a few little jobs to do on the bike. I’ve already replaced the rubber Dunlop saddle, and will attend to the other bits and pieces over the winter.


To read about the history of Hercules Cycle & Motor Co

and see other Hercules models,



Photo backdrop is the 18th Century Long Barn at Stanmer Village

Published on November 5, 2008 at 5:41 pm  Comments (1)  

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