The Holdsworth post war years were full of ups and downs.
The immediate years, from 1946-50 saw, the production of only three models.
Sandy worked for Legal & General Insurance until he retired (Roy Thame).
(b Jul-Sept 1900) A keen CTC rider whose family were in the clothing textile business.
Unfortunately the number is usually coated with enamel.
On some frames, where the paint is thin and the digits well stamped the frame number will be easily read.
Make a note of where on the BB the number is and its orientation – for example, is it upright or inverted for reading when lifting the front wheel up with the rear wheel still on the ground?
a Holdsworth, Claud or Grubb is to start with the frame number.
This can give a very good indication of when the frameset was made and sometimes much more.
Don’t be fooled by casting numbers, especially on the BB.
For example, some BSA frames have BSA and a 3 or 4 figure number cast into the base of the BB, this is just the casting number or perhaps a model number – it is not the frame number.