Dating a picture frame
Picture frames come in a variety of profiles, but generally the lengths of moulding feature a "lip" and rabbet, the function of which is to allow a space to hold in the materials in the frame.
The lip extends usually about inch (6 mm) past the edge of the rabbet.
Dursley Pedersen numbers are underneath the leading edge of the front fork spreader plate which carries the lower steering swivel of this frame, with the frame’s size number on the right (near side of the same member). See Table 2 Is it a plain serial number or does it have some preceding numbers or letters (a prefix) or perhaps has some numbers or letters that follow the main number (a suffix)?
In order to be a prefix or suffix in this instance there should be a space between the number and the pre or suffix part, ot perhaps they are on a different line.
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.
Nervex, the lug maker, also had their name on their BB lugs with a long design serial number.
Antique Picture Frames have a history disabled dating to the 2nd century ...
– initial guidance Sometimes bicycles or frames are found with no makers’ transfers or badges on them –and occasionally with badges/transfers that are not correct!
As picture frames can be expensive when purchased new, some people remove the pictures from a frame and use the frame for other pictures.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?Is it central or on the left or right flange of the BB as seen from this upright view?Antique Picture Frame The real purpose of a Picture Frame is to focus and protect pictures.
Antique Picture Frames are precursors to wholesale products in acrylic or metal.
1 ), on the near side (N/S) (left when sitting on the bike) rear drop out, or on the seat tube cluster (saddle pin lug where it usually on the N/S but just sometimes on the back or O/S).