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Good Evening,

I have been left some norton parts and one of the items is a frame, could someone please expalin what the B&M means at the end of the numbers.

Any help, my thanks in advance

Kind Regards

Steve

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That's not the frame number, it's simply the lug casting number.

'M&B' is believed to be Mason & Burns of Walsall, the malleable iron foundry who produced the castings.

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Hi Steve,

   Good info from Richard P. BTW, if you're not aware, the frame is a circa 1950 Model 7 Dominator.

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Steven,

It's hard to tell from the photo but is the frame missing the front petrol tank mount casting where the frame number is usually stamped?

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Hi Ian/Steve,

   Yes, it looks like the tank lug has been purposely removed which will be a problem if the frame needs to be registered. There might be a frame shop number elsewhere which was used around this time, but if not, it will be difficult.

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Be careful!  The frame lug might have been removed to keep the frame being traced back to its rightful owner.

  Just a thought

Mike

 

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