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Offline Dave

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1914/15 photo - U model?
« on: 22 Dec 2009 at 00:58 »
Thanks to Chris Reiss for sending in this photo and note.

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This is an old photo of my dad, the Rev. Horace Reiss, and my granny, nee Florence Lacy Baggallay, taken around 1914/5 we think. The side-saddle wicker seat she's sitting on is 'brilliant"! I wonder if it was a standard accessory or just improvised.
Can anyone determine if it's a U model.
Chris Reiss

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Re: 1914/15 photo - U model?
« Reply #1 on: 23 Dec 2009 at 02:37 »
Left hand corners would have been exciting!

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Re: 1914/15 photo - U model?
« Reply #2 on: 23 Dec 2009 at 03:24 »

Looks like the back tyre could use a puff of wind!

Both the U and the W had valenced mudguards, upright handlebars, and foot boards. Besides valences, the W also had side extensions or wings to the front mudguard, clutch, and kick starter. It is had to say, but this does not look like it has the side extensions to the front mudguard, nor do I see any hint of a kick start pedal. So I think you are correct in thinking this is a Model U.