1950 Viking Master SS – SN 584R

This frame is believed to date from 1950 and to certainly not be later than 1952 on the basis that it originally had a black and chrome on brass head badge.  There are faint traces of down tube transfers similar to those on 1948/9 Viking Master SS, SN 0399, but the seat tube transfer, still of a Viking head, is altogether different.  This same seat tube  transfer was also seen on frame SN 095F and it is hoped to be able to fill in the gaps from photos of these to make reproduction transfers.  If anybody has a good example still in existence, please let me know because that would make it easier to get reproductions.

The 3/4 chrome front forks were standard on the Master SS and this particular frame had the optional chromed rear triangle too.  The lamp bracket boss on the front forks was also an optional extra.  Also of interest, the seat stay tops are different from the earlier Master SS, SN 0399, but similar to that later Tour of Britain frame, SN 189.

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