Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

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bagpussctc
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby bagpussctc » 16 Aug 2019, 8:01am

Not sure what this was advertising when I took the picture/photo!
ImageCow horns? by rebalrid, on Flickr

Eddy and Falcon team up.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 16 Aug 2019, 8:55am

éclabousser means to splash/splatter (or shatter, burst)

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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 16 Aug 2019, 9:06am

Presumably monkeys and parrots together had some cultural significance (in the U.S. ?) that is lost on a modern audience?

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bagpussctc
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby bagpussctc » 16 Aug 2019, 11:59am

You needed stuff for your pride and joy.Lucas probably made it.
ImageLucas ,Bells,Lamps,etc by rebalrid, on Flickr

ImageLucas Accessories. by rebalrid, on Flickr

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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 16 Aug 2019, 12:10pm

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the logic is that there must be smoke contained within Lucas parts, and that this smoke must be essential for their proper function, for when it escapes, the parts soon stop working. Thus you can now buy replacement smoke, just to be sure you don't run out of this vital commodity.

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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby JohnW » 16 Aug 2019, 12:11pm

Brucey wrote:from the 1930s, I think. 'Cruising' is a word which has had many uses, I'm not sure they would use it in a bicycle ad these days...

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Probably breaking the conditions of the Trades Descriptions Act - it's not raining!

bagpussctc
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby bagpussctc » 16 Aug 2019, 12:16pm

More French style.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby bagpussctc » 16 Aug 2019, 12:18pm

Brucey wrote:Image

the logic is that there must be smoke contained within Lucas parts, and that this smoke must be essential for their proper function, for when it escapes, the parts soon stop working. Thus you can now buy replacement smoke, just to be sure you don't run out of this vital commodity.

cheers


I just had to check the month and date :lol:.....and came up Short...

Do you keep this on the shelf next to your glass hammer and VW beetle coolant.

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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby RubaDub » 16 Aug 2019, 10:05pm

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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 16 Aug 2019, 10:21pm

I know nothing about 'Cosmos' cycles, but their poster was interesting

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both the Cosmos and Raleigh images attempt to show speed in motion as it were; this was a relatively new approach to graphic style

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another example of Art Deco 'speed' style

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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby bagpussctc » 16 Aug 2019, 10:38pm

From Worksop,England
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Tired off to bed.


ImageDunlop advert . by rebalrid, on Flickr

J B Dunlop also invented pyrmid selling,as seen in this advert.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby RubaDub » 16 Aug 2019, 10:58pm

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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Sweep » 17 Aug 2019, 7:34am

Brucey wrote:I know nothing about 'Cosmos' cycles, but their poster was interesting

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both the Cosmos and Raleigh images attempt to show speed in motion as it were; this was a relatively new approach to graphic style

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another example of Art Deco 'speed' style

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Quite possibly influenced by boccioni. (And some of the other italian futurists)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamism_of_a_Cyclist
Scroll down the wiki entry for the sketches at the bottom.
All those (frustrated or not) art school grads finding a living in the world of commerce - which is fair enough.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby bagpussctc » 17 Aug 2019, 9:27am

Once you got your bike,you went touring. The covers to Harold Briercliffes guides were works of art.
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Imagefilename-1 - Copy (19) by rebalrid, on Flickr

and something to read
Imagefilename-1 - Copy (18) by rebalrid, on Flickr

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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby gazza_d » 17 Aug 2019, 9:39am

Since I'm a fan of small wheeled bikes with suspension, I'll add this
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