“(The name) Dunelt is a combination of the names of two founders, Dunford and Elliot. Originally steel makers in Sheffield, started making motorcycles in Birmingham in 1919, many having Sturmey Archer engines and gearboxes.”
Wes Gadd on the CR group email list
Dunelt’s Birmingham factory closed in 1931. Raynal purchased the rights to build Dunelt Cycles in 1937, with factory address at Woodburn Road, Handsworth, Birmingham. Raynal was bought out by Tube Investments in 1950. becoming Dunelt Cycle Co Ltd, Cornwall Road, Smethwick, Birmingham close the old Raynal cycle works.
Dunelt brand was transferred to Raleigh and continued to be sold especially in the USA until the late 1960s.
Road bike, circa 1960s
1950s Dunelt road bike
Frame: Reynolds 531 (59 cm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record, 5 speed
RD: Campagnolo Gran Sport (1 st or 2 generation)
FD: Campagnolo (Gran Sport ?)
Saddle: Brooks Swallow leather
Rims: Weinmann 630 mm
Owner: Jonas Danielsson, Stockholm, Sweden