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Howard1
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hi I have a BD1 shipped to Canada on 16/11/1949 . This bike was a special order black with a chrome tank strip , chrome rims and leg guards .

the spokes are painted black as well . Electrical is Wilco-Pacy Geni-Mag. I started the restoration in Dec 2018 and am now ready for the road 

many thanks to Hans his web site was most valuable 

Howard 

p.s I think I up loaded a pic

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Those D1’s certainly travelled around the world. Unusual to find a black one though. Your pic didn’t upload, just make sure it is less than 1 mb in size. Hans has a lot of information on the early Bantams

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Yup the picture was to big . I have learned how to downsize the picture just not  how to up load it to the site. A black and chrome were export and special order until 1953 or I have told .This one was sent to a motorcycle dealer on the west coast of Canada .I note in the shipping recorders there were six bikes sent that year. I got the barn find with black paint etc in the painting process I only found misty green under the tank paint and no were else. 

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Hi Howard

Great to hear that my web-page was of use in your restoration, I spent a lot of time answering emails with questions about the early Bantams, that's why I wrote the page with all the info that I have, still lots of new information to find out and add to the page like your black Bantam order, it sounds great, can't wait to see some pictures, maybe you can email them to me ** Please log in to view ** 

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Further to my last, and researching a little on the subject of black machines (and Hans Post bikes) I discovered that Many of the early machines were sent abroad in what is described as Colonial Black. Judging by the number so painted, I wouldn't think it was a special order, though the chrome etc may have been.

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Wow, That is great information, so some early bantams may have been black here in Australia and there I thought that black was only introduced in 1953.

Thanks for the info Steve

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Most of the early bikes give very little information about each bike other then where it was sent. However, one book does give a little more,a nd from that book the earliest black machine sent out was in January 1950 to Zurich. Subsequently I can see machines went to Holland, Hong Kong, Perth, Newfoundland, Montreal, Calcutta, Caracas, and Turkish (sic). Plenty of black machines then and all over the world too (and that is just January 1950)

Much of the information in the record books is minimal, so it may well be that black machines were sent out before this date, but it isn't recorded

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So basically I always thought that according to the sales brochures the Bantam was advertised for the first time in black in 1953,  But black Bantam where available long before then, after you looking at the records.

Just shows that we are still finding and learning more information out about the little chooks.

I would love to study these dispatch books, pity I live soooooo far away.

Keep up the good work Steve, It's much appreciated by all the club members.bow

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Hans Kreuzen said
So basically I always thought that according to the sales brochures the Bantam was advertised for the first time in black in 1953,  But black Bantam where available long before then, after you looking at the records.

Just shows that we are still finding and learning more information out about the little chooks.

I would love to study these dispatch books, pity I live soooooo far away.

Keep up the good work Steve, It's much appreciated by all the club members.bow  

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Hi 

just a follow up check page 80 of the shipping records page 80 you will see Several bantams going to either Fred Deely Canada or Trev Deely Canada or Vancouver. I have  YD 123195    YD23171 shipped 16-11-49 

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Hi Howard

Here are some pictures of your bike that you tried to up load.

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Alright, take two, haha reduced now.IMG_0688.jpgIMG_0694.JPGIMG_0698.JPGIMG_0699.JPG

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It was only because of your latest post where you mentioned these photos that I went and had a look . Really nice , cannot be many Bantams in Canada I shouldn't think 🤔. 

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Hi doug 

you are right about there not being many bantams in Canada. The one I have is the only one I have ever touched , lots of pictures across Canada but you never see them . When I get a chance to see the  shipping records I hope to find others on the road .

thanks for loading the pictures 

howard 

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swalsh58 said
Most of the early bikes give very little information about each bike other then where it was sent. However, one book does give a little more,a nd from that book the earliest black machine sent out was in January 1950 to Zurich. Subsequently I can see machines went to Holland, Hong Kong, Perth, Newfoundland, Montreal, Calcutta, Caracas, and Turkish (sic). Plenty of black machines then and all over the world too (and that is just January 1950)

Much of the information in the record books is minimal, so it may well be that black machines were sent out before this date, but it isn't recorded  

In rereading your response to the above post I noticed you mentioned Newfoundland and Montreal which are both in Canada . Just the sort of information I have been looking for , 

howard 

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