F E Dunning - 1955
by John Faulkner
| F E
Dunning 1955 - frame no. 161155 on frame and fork coloumn;
lightweight club tourer; seat tube 23"; Nervex Lugs
|Dunlop 26 x
1¼" chrome steel rims on Bayliss Wiley large-flange fron hub
and Sturmey Archer 4-speed FM rear
Webb on right which has been replaced)
Archer FM (4-speed medium ratio)
||GB Superhoods with
||Presto steel stem
with GB alloy Maes 'ferrule' bars
B17 Competition Standard on domed steel seatpin
Ivorette guards. Weight 12.4KG (27lbs). Appears to be original except
for pedals, bar wrap (which is temporary until trigger position is
determined) and Kenda gumwall tyres which I'm not keen on.
Paint, decals and chrome ends are excellent, save the front forks where
paint doesn't adhere well on the chrome underneath. Presto stem is in
need of re-chrome.
My information on Dunning is sparse... I know that the FE Dunning Ltd.
company was dissolved in January 1968 and that the Willesden CC has a
Dunning Cup. Dunning is mentioned in News & Views 304, but that's
the sum of my knowledge to date. Hopefully this feature will elicit
more info on a quality, lesser known London Lightweight maker.
Left: Chrome rear ends, lining and
FM gear with quick release cable
Right: Bottom bracket detail showing
more lining detail and grease nipple
Down tube detail
Head and seat tube decal
Right: Seat cluster
showing topeye and more of the lining