1950 Macleans Featherweight Eklar

serial number KB293, Accles & Pollock tubing; Ekla (Belgium) cast frame lugs & fork crown. Ekla = Emile Kaufmann Liege Acier Purchased from Alexander von Tutschek.

Components: Stronglight Competition crankset; 46t alloy chainring; Bayliss Wiley bottom bracket; 1/8" KMC chain; Benelux rear gear [1953 version with steel body]; Simplex shifter; Phillips 40o rear hub with Sun CR18 700c rim; 1/8" Omega Extra 16-18-20 freewheel [60-67-76 gear inches]; Webb pedals; GB Professionnel stainless steel toe clips; Afa toe straps; Reg toe strap buttons; Mixed headset [Brampton, Campagnolo Gran Sport]; GB Sport Mark 3 brakeset; Jagwire X-Caliper brake pads; ribbed white cable housing; Spencer alloy shorty mudguards; GB Maes handlebars; GB stem; GB handlebar plugs; TA handlebar water bottle cage; Wrights Autograph Narrow saddle; Birmalux alloy open-top 27.2mm seatpin; Reynolds Hiduminium lamp bracket

Weight: 25.0 pounds

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According to Cycling, 8 Nov 1950 p.10, Macleans made the Eklar (road) and Club (touring) and Track models

Frame Tubing Stamp:
Within an oval on the steerer tube, there are four lines stamped as follows:

A & P

I'm not certain about the "A" after G13, and the ellipses (...) indicate that there are additional characters that are too faint to read.

Interpreted From Classic Lightweights UK site information:
"A&P" means the steering tube was Accles & Pollock tubing. "BGT" should be "BST" for British standard thread. "G13A..." could be "G/13/16" which equals "...Gauge (wall thickness is 13-standard wire gauge one end and 16 the other = 2.3mm thick at the crown and 1.6mm thick at the top, threaded end (as all modern steerers)." B.. should be "BQ" means "B" quality tubing.

Maintenance Note: Head tube grease port usable to grease headset bearings.