Sunday, March 21, 2021

Douglas combo on holiday

A charming photo of an early to mid twenties Douglas combo. Presumably the couple are on holiday given that the bike is parked outside a hotel. Tamplins were a brewers in Brighton, so the location in a seaside town gives credence to the holiday theory. Tamplins were founded in 1821 and continued through to 1973, although they were taken over by London brewers Watney's in 1953.

Take a look at the angle of the saddle, the product of a pillar fitting seat and bumpy roads. I ended up putting a blob of weld on my Triumph's saddle when I got totally fed up of this happening, a nasty and very personal accident waiting to happen!

1920s Douglas combination.

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