I have recently purchased a 1929 2 speed Scott, here in Australia at an auction. The UK reg. number is UT 4742. In the bottom of the tool box I found a laundry receipt from Bexleyheath Laundry Co, dated 10/5/1969. The laundry list was for a Mr.J.Lumley of Bexleyheath. Does anyone know anything about this bike?? On the back of the laundry list was a hand written note of what had been done to the engine.
Looking forward to any information.
John Lumley died about a year ago. My son was his accountant.
He left a rather decrepit two speeder, in pieces, to my son, in his will – there were no registration documents with it. When we went to collect it, there were the remains of another two speeder and a mid thirties Scott. Where they ended up, I’ve no idea!
I believe that it has been alleged that upto 5 Scotts were part of a collection of upto 40 bikes that were removed from the Mr. Lumley’s house the day after his death.
It would be of some interest to see a pic of the condition of the Australian Scott as bought.
I have seen pictures of the Oz Scott – it is pretty well complete and original apart from the odd modification, but it is very much unrestored and a bit rough. I would not publish the pictures without Catrina Sargent’s permission. When we went to pick up the Scott bequeathed to my son, we found that it was completely dismantled, (down to the last nut and bolt and even those were missing!), incomplete and extremely rusty. The two other Scotts that we saw there were another 2 speeder and a mid thirties Scott. Both were incomplete, in pieces and again very rusty. Where they ended up I don’t know.