I have just got hold of yet another frameset to add to the ever growing list of renovation projects. It is a 1948 Humber Beeston Clubman so basically the same as the Raleigh Lenton Clubman and the Rudge Clubman.
What I am trying to find out is what colour was it originally painted? I know the Lenton was an olive metallic green and the Rudge a lovely metallic burnt orange both of which I have seen. But the only reference I can find for the Humber is metallic blue. I have not been able to find a colour picture of the Humber to get an idea of shade. I can see on the frame where the Sturmey Archer gear wheel band was that the colour is basically silver with a hint of blue / green is this correct do you think or has this paint faded too? No head badge to look under as it is a transfer. Any help from you boys would be great.
Many years ago [when in my teens] I was given a Beeston Clubman for a birthday present by my uncle, the frame colour was as near as I remember, Burgundy although I could not be certain this was the original colour.If it wasn`t all the bits had been removed to refinish it. When I obtained a more modern machine I returned it to my uncle Don`t know what be came of it, comfy bike to ride though.