After Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA, RA (1887-1976) ''Level Crossing'' signed in pencil, published in 1973 by Patrick Seale Prints Ltd, from an edition of 750, a colour reproduction, 60 x 70 cm, silver frame. ARR.
1928 Sunbeam Model 8, 350 cc. Registration number PP 7991. Frame number C1391. Engine number 273/23250.
Sunbeam had begun experimenting with overhead valves on their factory racers in the early 1920s and these duly appeared on production models in 1924. The new 500 roadster was known as the Model 9 while its race bike counterpart, which could top 90mph, was accordingly designated the Model 90. The 350cc versions were the Model 8 and Model 80 respectively. The John Greenwood design was advanced for its day, with a specification which included a crankshaft supported by three ball-bearings, dry-sump lubrication, and primary drive enclosed in a cast alloy chain case. Power was transmitted by single-row chain to a three-speed, 'cross-over drive' gearbox with offside power takeoff.
The overhead-valve models' frame and cycle parts, which had much in common with those of Sunbeam's larger side-valve models, evolved slowly. Sunbeam missed the industry's virtually wholesale switch from flat-tank to saddle-tank frames for the 1928 season, and a saddle-tank version of the Models 8 and 9 did not appear until September of that year. Changes to the overhead-valve engine were confined mainly to its top-end. The early flat-tankers featured a straight-ahead exhaust port, a peculiarity which necessitated the adoption of a bifurcated down-tube. Later on in the 1920s Sunbeam followed the then-fashionable trend to twin-port 'heads before reverting to a single-port design. M9's didn’t get the two port head until 1929, single port heads were an option right through to 1931, then it was two-port only through to 1935. Pushrod enclosure had arrived by 1930 to be followed a couple of years later by partial enclosure of the rocker gear.
PP is a late flat tank example before the change to saddle tank and has Model 1 crank cases fitted. Registered with the DVLA in 1978, it was owned by Ian Young of Gloucester in 2012 before selling it to our vendors father in 2013.
An older restoration it is presented in oily rag condition.
Sold with the V5C.
Please note that this Sunbeam was sold by Bonhams in April 2012 http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19766/lot/325/
Ben Shillingford for Alfred Dunhill, a service size aquarium lighter, circa 1950s, reverse etched and painted lucite, with silver plated mounts, patent 143752, 7cm high, 6cm wide, 3.5cm deep
A late 18th century Chinese Qianlong period (1735 - 1796) exportware gilt, blue and white thirty four piece tea service, decorated with landscapes, comprising tea pot, 11 tea cups, 9 saucers, 9 tea bowls, a lidded slop bowl, a sugar bowl and 2 shallow dishes (34).
A Victorian silver four piece tea and coffee service, by William Ker Reid, London 1853, of baluster form with embossed and chased floral panels, leaf capped scroll handles and finials, raised on a pedestal foot, comprising; tea pot, coffee pot, sugar bowl and milk jug, initialled D, height of coffee pot 26 cm, weight 65 oz.
A Yorkshire Wooden Horse Company dapple grey rocking horse, born Christmas 1989, with real horse hair main and tail, leather saddle, height 48".
A 9ct gold cased Calibre Mono Pol watch/lighter, c.1950, with engine turned gold sleeve, 17 jewel Incabloc watch movement to the base, height 5 cm, case.
A 19th century German walnut quarter striking bracket clock, by Lenzkirch, the 5 1/2" brass arched dial with silvered chapter ring enclosing a matted centre, with subsidiary slow/fast dial to the arch, the movement back plate bearing the maker's name and stamped One Million, 47924 (c. 1890), striking on two gongs, within an attractive canted stepped gilt metal mounted case, surmounted by four flame finials and a carved caddy top, key, pendulum, 39 cm.
Fred Elwell R.A. (1870 -1958), The Junction of Trinity Lane, unsigned, oil on board, 27 x 35 cm, gilt frame. ARR.
1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster, 1776 cc. Registration number WXG 903 (non transferable). Chassis number TRD 1170. Engine number TRD 1170.