Frame Numbering

Frame Numbering

This is a listing of known frame numbers identified between 2001 and May 2016 - some numbers have been ignored if they are incomplete or do not conform to the following conventions

Padiham

1945 – 4516, 4567, 4568 – ALSO 0645.8
1946 – 4657 46153, 46236, 46348, 46474, 46552, 46636
1947 - 47341, 47672, 47790, 47803, 47828, 47939
1948 – 48270 – ALSO 1648.1 1648.8 1748.7 1848.18 2448.10

1948 – A69 A72
1949 – B248 B262 B319 B569 B591
1950 - C008 C12 C198 C243 C248 C356 C513 C525 C587 C687 C708 C719 C732 C750 C761 C891 C964 C1079 C1085
1951 – D143 D158 D220 D280 D283 D287 D330 D386 D405 D446 D488 D518 D550 D575 D586
1952 – E38 E81 E167 E197 E266 E276 E277 E310 E316 E392 E396 E463 E507 E562 E594 E611
1953 - F13 F38 F129 F183 F185 F217 F229 F234 F246 F315 F331 F350
1954 - H21 H28 H137 H141 - G4 G516
1955 – I45 I196 164 I116
1956 – J0 J65 J78 J143

Blackpool

1980 - 837 8010 8042 80416 80627 80730 80863 80975 801079 801084 801086 8010??
1981 –812142 813155 813168 814162 816206 818241 819255 8110269 811114 811116 811122 811125 811130 8111275 8111278 8112287 8112288 8112289
1982 – 824322 824323 824331 825338 826346 829369 8210372 8210374 8211378

Frame Identification

If a frame is numbered according to one of the above conventions on both the bottom bracket and the fork column it can safely be identified as a Hill Special.

In addition a number of frames with different numbering or no numbering have been identified by their provenance, either being still in the possession of the original owner or because an original receipt or frame specification is available.

Blackpool frames may be fitted with seat stay top eyes engraved “Hill Special”.

Transfers

Not all frames with Hill Special transfers are Hill Specials, similarly some frames with other transfers prove actually to be Hill Specials.

Also some Padiham built frames have been re enamelled with Blackpool transfers as, for a number of years, no Padiham transers were available.

 

 

 

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