Bicycle, Carbine, track or road racing, metal / rubber / wood / leather, designed by F D Walcott, made by Carbine Cycles, Sydney, Australia, c.1938

Made c 1938

The Carbine bicycle is an excellent representative example of a popular road and track bicycle made in Sydney by F. (Fred) D. Walcott of Wentworth Ave, Sydney during the 1930s. Carbine bicycles were of high quality and were eagerly sought after by the New South Wales and ACT cycle racing fraternity of the 1930s and 1940s. The bicycle has an interesting history in that it was sold by Mr Jack Hepher, who had an agency for Carbine bicycles, from his Campbelltown bicycle shop in the 1930s. The bicyc...

Summary

2004/133/3
Bicycle, Carbine, track or road racing, metal/rubber/wood/leather, designed by F D Walcott, c. 1938, made by Carbine Cycles, Sydney, c.1938

This bicycle is fitted with a diamond-shaped handlebar stem, wood rimmed wheels, whitewall racing tyres and top-of-the-range BSA racing pedals. It is finished in the original-style red livery with white decals and has the small brass horse's head emblem that was affixed to the steering head on Carbine bicycles made after 1935.

Dimensions

455 mm
1000 mm

Production

Carbine bicycles were originally manufactured in Melbourne from 1896. Although having no connection with the Melbourne-made Carbine, T W Henderson of 40-42 Park Street, Sydney began manufacturing Carbine bicycles, named after the famed 1890 Melbourne Cup winning horse. Henderson sold the business to F D (Fred) Walcott, an ex-champion cyclist, in about 1918 and Walcott manufactured and sold Carbines from his premises at 88-90 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney. Walcott's business closed down in 1968.

Carbine bicycles were the choice of serious racing cyclists in New South Wales and during the 1930s dominated the racing scene. In 1932 alone the first, second and third place getters in the New South Wales state titles rode Carbine bicycles.
c 1938

Source

Purchased 2004
20 September, 2004

Cite this Object

Bicycle, Carbine, track or road racing, metal / rubber / wood / leather, designed by F D Walcott, made by Carbine Cycles, Sydney, Australia, c.1938 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 June 2017, <https://ma.as/341851>
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