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30 August 2012

How a Bicycle is Made (1945)

They sure don't make them like they used to.  What a glorious snapshot of true craftsmanship. Wonderful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The old Raleigh factory (one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world) in Nottingham no longer exists. It was demolished a few year's ago when in our wonderfully globalised world, it was seen to be cheaper to employ Chinese and Vietnamese at pittance wages. The brownfield site was recently 'redevolped' as student housing and the expansion of the University of Nottingham's Economics and Business Management Department. Fitting that an industry dedicated to making a tangible and useful product such as the bicycle is replaced by an institution teaching the next generation how to profit from the creating on non-tangible and potentially destructive financial products and 'services'.