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Worksop, Nottingham, England

Updated 9.30.2012

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    A very old family operation for most of it's existence, Carlton was the domain of the O'Donovan family until its purchase in 1961 by Raleigh Industries. Even then, Gerald O'Donovan became well known as the guiding innovator at Worksop and later, Ilkston, where more exotic Carlton and Raleigh bicycles were made. Ilkston finally was closed in the mid 1980s....

Dedicated web sites:  Carltoncycles.com  and  Carltoncycles.me.uk  

1939 Carlton Catalog...showing lugs & bike weights, Carlton "Continental"

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Scroll Flyer track frame circa 1940s?

            

November 15, 1961 Cycling:
"1962 - YOUR NEW LIGHTWEIGHT
Harry Keating describes a visit to the Carlton works and introduces a series on new machines for
1962 by reviewing the Sun range now in production at Worksop.
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Click title to read entire text.

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Bob Gordon's "International" & an International lug set before being brazed up...

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Advert and drawings from from Earl Court show

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Nels Miller's International

       

Carlton model Franco-Suisse frame set

                  
       

             

1961 catalog, 1962 Catalog cover

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Wayne Deoreo's pristine 1960s Carlton

       

               

Carlos Ovalle's 1960s Carlton Flyer


                
                                          
     

1960s era down tube decal, 1972 advertisement, 1974 "Lagoon Blue" cyclocross.

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USA's Huffy imported Carlton bicycles into the States in the mid 1960s
(About that same period they also imported Moulton bikes as well.)

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Thanks to Bob Hufford

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