Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Archival Bicycles: Vaughn W. Collection

Raleigh Sport

Raleigh DL-1

Raleigh Sport

Alex Moutlon AM-7

Vaughn W. is my kind of archival collector. I might even have to appoint him as an understudy for the time when my own visual content runs dry. Originally, Vaughn sent me a few photographs of bicycles from his collection ("14 at last count"). Each bicycle is nicely appointed with a default Brooks saddle and a Carradice saddlebag, wire basket or some functional racking system. But Vaughn subsequently distracted me with images and commentary on handmade knives (by an in-the-know master), Stormy Kromer hats, Klepper boats, tube amp stereo equipment, US made galvanized pales and buckets, manual wrist watches, and to boot, stills of a (Filson?) wool cruiser style jacket worn by the Joe Waters characters in episode 45 of The Andy Griffith Show, "The Farmer Takes a wife" (a new source for sartorial screengrabs, I'm certain). More on Vaughn and his guest archive coming soon.



Shopping from The Andy Griffith Show (Episode #45)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The bikes are gorgeous. Curious to see some handmade knife images.

briannelee said...

I LOVE vintage bicycles!!!

asimplerstyle said...

Having grown up in Nottingham (UK), where the Raleigh factory used to be, I've always loved the bikes they produce - these are no exception.

Classic design, and great to ride as well.