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Sturmey Archer 1 2 3

Chicago, IL, 2012


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lmost all English 3-speeds have Sturmey-Archer rear hubs, and there have been many different models since the company started in 1902. Sturmey-Archer was a division of Raleigh Industries until autumn, 2000, when the parent company ran into financial difficulties. Sturmey-Archer (U.K.) was rendered homeless by various corporate maneuvers. For a while it appeared that it would disappear entirely into bankruptcy. The land the factory stood on was sold, and Sturmey-Archer was nearly liquidated by a corporate raider. Fortunately, a Taiwanese company called SunRace came to the rescue, and bought the company assets more or less intact. The machinery and stock were moved to Taiwan. SunRace resumed production of Sturmey-Archer hubs -- some pre-existing models, many new ones. Source: Sheldon Brown


Olympus OM-1n

Olympus OM 50mm, f/1.4 (silver nose)

Kodak Double X 5222 @400, d76, stock, 20C, 9 min

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Taken on October 4, 2012