1909 Rudge-Whitworth

1909 Rudge-Whitworth Crescent Ladies Roadster

Frame No 508151

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RALEIGH COLLECTION

 

This bicycle was once part of the ‘Raleigh Collection,’ a private museum owned by T.I Raleigh Industries Ltd. You can see its marker attached to the front of the bicycle, below.

 

This Rudge was No 43 in the Collection.

 

 

When the company went out of business in 1999, part of the collection was sold at auction, and the rest became part of the Raleigh Exhibition at Brooklands. I parked this Rudge-Whitworth in front of Brooklands Museum Raleigh display when I visited recently.

 

Below, you can see the front entrance to the shed hosting the Raleigh Collection.