backnotes wrote:There's a "Dawes roadster ladies rod brake bike" listed on eBay at the moment that suggests that Dawes may have once made "everyday" bikes with rod brakes and what looks like a transfer rather than a metal badge on the head tube.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1945-55-RARE ... 3489662703
There's no head-on view of the badge at the front, but here's a close-up of the Dawes transfer on the rear mudguard, and if you squint hard enough it looks a bit like the "Turin shroud" version as enhanced above.
PS - I suspect from the close-up that the LH bottom bracket cup could maybe do with a drop or two of threadlock!
That Dawes badge does look similar.