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Advertisement for Dunlop tyres: 20.000 miles world's tour on B.S.A. machines

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CollectionsDunlop Rubber (Australia) Limited
Date created: 24 June 1927
An advertisement that incorporates a photograph of the motor cyclists on their machines flanked by their portraits, and a map of their world tour.The caption includes: 'Two English motor cyclists - Messrs. B.H. Cathrick and J.P. Castley - who have undertaken to Girdle the Earth - on B.S.A. 9.86 h.p. Dunlop-shod side-car outfits - have arrived in Australia after having completed the greater portion of their itinerary.' The motor cyclists left England early in September 1926 and arrived in Fremantle on May 19 1927. Cathrick made the journey on behalf of his employer, B.S.A. Motor Cycle Manufacturing Company while Castley was gathering material for the Motor Cycling Weekly. The two men wear trousers, jackets, ties and hats and a pair of goggles hang around Cathrick's neck. 'Sinai Desert' is written on his side-car and Castley's machine flies a Union Jack. B.S.A. (Birmingham Small Arms Company) was originally a munitions manufacturer before it started making cars in 1907 and motor cycles in 1910.
Other Identifiers: Neg. 3551


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