How a Bicycle is Made (1945)
Iconic brand digs about in the archives and finds this British Council film
Raleigh has today posted a 17 minute, 1945 produced documentary by the British Council showing 'how a bicycle is made'.
Filmed at the firm's Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham factories, resident historian (HR Manager Frank Ellis) tells us that the bike featured in the film was a “Low Gravity Carrier” (a Butcher’s Bike to you and I).
Ellis said: “The guy putting ball bearings in the bottom bracket took me back….he had that authentic piecework dance…people used to say that if you worked at Raleigh long enough you started doing the dance in your sleep!”