1928 Rudge-Whitworth No 28 Lady’s Standard Bicycle
with Coupled Brakes
Rudge-Whitworth was a very innovative company. In 1926 they announced a new invention that was available as an option on all their bicycles, Coupled Brakes.
It cost an extra 10/- on this No 28 Lady’s Standard and, as well as the system itself, the bicycle gained an extra transfer on the rear mudguard (above).
When you applied either brake, they both came on. As he company put it, rather more dramatically:
‘What the Pneumatic Tyre has done for the Comfort of Cyclists, this new system of braking does for their Safety.’
WRIGHTS MODEL 70 PATTERNED SADDLE
RUDGE-WHITWORTH SALES AGENT, CAMBRIDGE