Bicycle, Flying Scot

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made in Glasgow

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Bicycle, Flying Scot

This lightweight touring or racing bicycle was made in 1952 by David Rattray and Co. of Glasgow.

The drop handlebar blue-painted bicycle has the model name 'Flying Scot'. The words 'The Flying Scot' appear on the downtube and 'The Scot Continental Model' on the seat tube. The head badge states 'The Scot Cycles Murray St Glasgow C4'. The frame number 358C is stamped under the bottom bracket and behind the fork crown.

Rattray were probably the largest maker of lightweight bicycles in Scotland and were in business between 1901 and 1982.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-143-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1990.84
Date: 1952
Material: Inscription: The Flying Scot; The Scot Continental Model; The Scot Cycles Murray St Glasgow C4; 358C; 358C
Dimensions: 970 mm H x 400 mm x 1720 mm
What: Bicycle, gents
Who: Bayliss Wiley
Rattray, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Gents drop handlebar touring bicycle made in 1952 by Rattray of Glasgow, with the brand name Flying Scot
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