An underlined model name is a link to that model’s dedicated page.

In 1927 Sandy acquired the Ashlone Cycle Works, 132 Lower Richmond Rd, Putney, London SW15Jack Capeling (Sandy’s ‘fixtures and fittings’) made the first three Holdsworth frames here, numbered 01, 0203, possibly in 1929 but certainly by 1933.

Old Money: Pre decimalisation (15 Feb 1971) there were 12 pennies to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound. So the price £13-19-6d means 13 pounds, 19 shillings, 6 pence.

Stelvio – Cycling 24th Nov. 1933

1934 Catalogue:

Framesets alone will be supplied, in Reynolds HM tubing, with BSA, Brampton or Holdsworth fittings:

  • Chater Lea or BSA £5/15/0
  • Brampton £4/17/6
  • Holdsworth £3/15/0

The average worker earned c £3 /week then.

  • Mistral £13/17/6
  • Cyclone Path £13/17/6
  • Sirocco £13/17/6
  • Zephyr £10/10/0
  • Stelvio £10/10/0
  • Hurricane £9/10/6
  • Typhoon £7/17/6
  • No.1 Tandem £20
  • No.2 Tandem £16/16/0

Holdsworth did not have a stand at the Olympia Show at Earl’s Court 5-10 Nov 1934, however in Cycling 9 Nov 1934 they advertise the Tornado and Double Diamond Tandem for 1935.

Frame production continued in the sheds at the rear of 132 Putney until a production facility was opened at Quill Lane in 1935. Bill Rann joined in 1935 and promptly designed the Tricycle Conversion Set

Tornado & DD Tandem – Cycling 9th Nov. 1934