Harden hubs

Birmingham, England

Updated 5.11.2014

“Harden hubs were some of the best and easiest rolling hubs ever made in England. Harden hubs were manufactured in Britain between 1946 and about 1954. They use annular cartridge bearing ball races which are easily replaced when worn. The races were a standard Imperial size and could be obtained from any bearing merchant. I rate these hubs as being the very best ever made in Britain.”

“Harden appear to have been an engineering firm based in Birmingham producing a small range of very high quality hubs. Their product carried the slogan “Harden: a pillar of industry, Birmingham”.

Hilary Stone

Hub sets with their boxes.

A study of these hubs

Courtesy of Rolf Lunsmann