1947 Mercury Roadster

1947 Mercury Roadster

Officially described as: ‘Bicycle, Trade Pattern, Heavy Duty’

Series 6/VEH/17245

28″ Wheels

I have a few of these Mercury roadsters. This one has sentimental value as it was my first military bicycle, found for me by my good friend Tony C.

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Mercury Industries (Birmingham) Ltd

Stratford Rd, Birmingham. Registered Company Number 419738.

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Mercury Industries was a mysterious company formed in 1946, probably by the government. Its military roadsters are now the most common ex-WD machines, though they’re not, of course, of WW2 vintage. They represent good value for money, however, if you wish to buy a military bicycle at a modest price. The good news is that if you buy one still in its original paint, the manufacturer’s transfers are nearly always intact. You can read more about Mercury by clicking on the link below.

Museum for Mercury Cycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.wingyourheel.com

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