MAKERS: RALEIGH Cycle Co

The original company name was Woodhead, Angois & Ellis, changing to Raleigh Cycle Co around 1890.
Richard Morriss Woodhead registered a British patent for a ‘Brake for Cycles’ on 3rd December 1890. Frank Bowden is not recorded as a witness at the bottom of the patent. However, on Woodhead’s subsequent patent – ‘Mud guard for velocipedes’ – whose British patent is declared as 20th June 1891, you can see Frank Bowden recorded as a witness. This does not necessarily reflect the date he joined the company, but it illustrates his serious involvement by June 1891.
From humble beginnings, with Frank Bowden’s guidance, Raleigh became the world’s leading cycle company…

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Items in this Collection

1. Bicycle Frame / Serial No Dating

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1890 Raleigh Catalogue

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1890 Woodhead, Angois & Ellis ‘Raleigh’ Road Racer

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1896 Raleigh ‘No 5’ Road Racer

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1898 Raleigh No. 12 Lady’s Bicycle

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1900 Cross (X) Frame Raleigh Gent’s Light Roadster

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1907 Raleigh Superbe X Frame

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1908 First Grade Raleigh Model No 4 with 1st Pattern Sturmey-Archer Tricoaster

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1908 Raleigh All-Steel Military Model

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1908 Special Raleigh for Ladies

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1909 Modele Raleigh ‘Route’

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1909 Raleigh Modele Superbe X Frame Model 20A

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1910 Raleigh Ladies Popular No 27

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1910 Raleigh Modele Superbe X Frame (Green)

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1910/1911 Raleigh Gents Roadster with Concealed Roller Lever Brakes

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1910s Boys’ Raleigh ‘The Flying Girl’

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1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame

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1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame (Unrestored)

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1912 Popular Raleigh All Steel Lady’s No 27

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1912 Raleigh (Green) with World War 1 Military Accessories

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1912 Raleigh First Grade ‘Model No 4’ (Green)

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1912 Raleigh Superbe All-Steel X Frame (Green)

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1914 Raleigh Military Model with Rifle Mounts

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1915 Raleigh Military Model with Rifle Mounts

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1915 Raleigh No 29 Road Racer

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1915 Raleigh with WW1 Military Fittings

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1917 Raleigh ‘All-Steel’ Model C Lady’s Roadster (WW1)

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1917 Raleigh All-Steel Superbe Model 20 Gents Cross-Frame (X Frame)

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1917 Raleigh Military Model with Rifle Mounts

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1918 Raleigh X Frame Tandem (1907 Specification)

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1919 Popular Raleigh ‘Model D’ Gents Roadster

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1921 Raleigh All-Steel ‘Modele Superbe’ X Frame (Green Enamel)

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1923 Lady’s Special Raleigh (Green)

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1923 Raleigh All-Steel ‘Modele Superbe’ X Frame (Green)

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1923 Raleigh All-Steel ‘Modele Superbe’ X Frame (Black)

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1924 Raleigh Popular Light Roadster (Sloping Top Tube)

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1925 Gent’s Standard 3-Speed Raleigh WW2 ARP Transport

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1925 Raleigh Popular Light Roadster (Sloping Top Tube)

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1927 Raleigh Gent’s Modele Superbe X Frame (Green Enamel)

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1928 Gent’s Special Raleigh

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1929 Raleigh Modele Superbe 30″ X Frame – The World’s Tallest Cross Frame

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1929 Raleigh Modele Superbe X Frame (Green)

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1930 Raleigh Gent’s 26″ Frame Model Superbe X Frame

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1930 Raleigh Gent’s Model Superbe X Frame (Restored)

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1930 Raleigh Model Superbe X Frame (Green, Unrestored)

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1931 Popular Sports Raleigh

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1931 Raleigh Gents with Sidecar

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1931 Raleigh Modele Superbe X Frame (Green, Mint Condition)

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1932 Raleigh All-Steel Irish X Frame

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1932 Raleigh X Frame ‘Model Superbe’ (Whatton & Mustill Ltd)

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1933 Raleigh Popular All-Weather Gents Bicycle with Watsonian Sidecar

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1934 Raleigh Gents 26″ All-Steel Irish Cross-Frame

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1934 Raleigh Superbe X Frame

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1934 Raleigh Superbe X Frame (Green Enamel #U54464)

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1934 Raleigh Tourist X Frame (Green Enamel #U54463)

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1935 Raleigh All-Steel Irish X Frame

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1936 Raleigh ‘Modele Superbe’ X Frame (black enamel)

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1937 Raleigh ‘Hovis’ Tradesman’s Carrier

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1938 Raleigh Irish X Frame (Irish Raleigh Cycle Co)

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1942 Raleigh Commando Folding Military Bicycle WW2 Prototype

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1947 Raleigh Superbe Sports Tourist Model 24

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1947-1950 Raleigh ‘All-Steel’ Cutaway Display Frame

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1948 Raleigh Record Ace (RRA) 23.5″ Frame

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1950s Raleigh Cyclemaster

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1953 Raleigh Lenton Sports ‘Reg Harris Road Model’

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1956 Raleigh Prototype Post Office Tricycle

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1957 Raleigh RRA Moderne

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1957 Trojan Mini-motor ‘Gearless Cycle Outboard’ on Gents Raleigh Superbe

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1959 Raleigh Superbe Dawn Tourist

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1960s Raleigh Children’s Penny Farthing

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1960s Raleigh Velocino Semi-Recumbent

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1963 Raleigh Superbe Dawn Tourist

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1966 Raleigh Runabout RM6

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1967 Raleigh Wisp

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1967 Raleigh Wisp Moped

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1978 Raleigh Superbe All-Chrome ‘Boss Bike’

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1978 Raleigh Superbe All-Chrome ‘Boss Bike’

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1979 All-Chrome Raleigh Superbe Roadster ‘Boss-Bike’

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1980s Raleigh ‘RMI’ Roadmaster Gents Roadster

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CYCLING HUMOUR: 1929 A Book of Nursery Rhymes Re-Nursed by Raleigh

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Exhibition Model 1954 Comrade All-Chrome ‘Boss Bike’ & Cyclemaster

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LAUREN STEADMAN RIDES VINTAGE: 1896 Raleigh Road Racer v 1918 Harley Davidson VIDEO

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MG & Riley Parts Dept 1952 Raleigh Low Gravity Cyclemaster Roundsman

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RALEIGH BICYCLE MUSEUM

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THE RALEIGH STORY VIDEO

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WW1 Raleigh ‘Military Model’

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