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Hi All, i am currently slowly restoring a 1947 rapide. In the boxes of spares that came with the project, was a cast iron front hub, I cant seem to find any reference or information to a cast iron hub, only the alloy cast ones, has anyone any idea whether the cast iron hub may have been fitted to an A series machine, I would put a photo of it on this thread, but cant seem to be able!!!!! any info would be much appreciated, thanks in advance Paul

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Without that pic, we are really in the dark. !
Unless you are a paid up member, you have to do what the rest of us plebs do,
and post your pic to one of these pic Hosting sites, and then post/display the link/pic here.

There are a number, all free, many use www.postimage.org
You don't need to sign up, or pay anything, just use the link they provide.
Keep the url in your favourites, in case you need to use it again ?
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Later series"A" machines had malleable cast iron hubs as illustrated in the "Richardson" handbook on Vincent Motor Cycles; page 174, original edition. This book is available, and you should get it. Cheers.

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Does this malleable iron hub have the Mason and Burns Ltd logo on it perchance - M&B ?

Mason and Burns did a fairly large amount of business supplying malleable iron castings
to the motorcycle trade, from pre WW1 through to the 1980s.
Malleable iron being a form of heat treated cast iron.
But seem to be a fairly obscure entity, with little in the way of info - or pics - on them

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They were in Pleck Rd Walsall for many a year, in amongst a large number of ironfounders and foundries..
In amongst this bunch - somewhere.
Thats Walsall Hospital in the upper half. Walsall Canal towards the bottom.
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