So why is this marque so special and what made it stand head-and-shoulders above a myriad of highly competitive rivals?
Claud Butler was a successful club cyclist, and from humble beginnings in late twenties south London he developed his marque into the premier brand amongst hand-made enthusiasts’ cycles.
Claud Butler established an important and endearing legacy.
Some of Britain's most celebrated 'artisan' frame builders either began their careers or spent time sweating over a gas torch and firebricks at Claud's Clapham Manor Street workshop just either side of the war.
This was a technique used by continental frame builders that had been taken up by one or two English marques.