Lake and Elliot Millenium Truing stand
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Name: Lake and Elliot Millenium Truing stand
Brand: Lake and Elliot
Category: Truing stand
Model: Millenium
Country: England
Years: 1903? - 1963?
Added By: Stephen H on 06/26/11
Updated By: Stephen H on 06/26/11
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Cast iron, and about 100 years old. It's wide enough to be used with motorcycle wheels and even some spoked car wheels.

The cams to set the side bolts (close up picture) are weighted so that instead of spinning with the bolt they sit helpfully in place.

The threads into which the side bolts go have a lead insert (close up picture), so effectively they make a new thread each time you set them.

One of these can be seen in use by Monty Young, of Condor Cycles in London, on page 49 of 'The Custom Bicycle' by Kolin and de la Rosa (1969)

I've had this one since about 1985.

There's a small, short run, book about Lake and Elliot:

Cycle of Events: The Story of Lake & Elliot
By Bernie Godfrey and David Possee £4.00

A study of the Braintree-based bicycle manufacturers and metal founders Lake & Elliot Ltd., tracing the firm’s late-nineteenth century origins through to the last smelting in 1990.

2007 - ISBN: 978-0-9523473-4-7 - 28 pages

A little more about Lake and Elliot can be found here:
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