For the 1932 season, the Bronzewing entered the catalogue (available as 500 and 350). I should have a better picture somewhere (this is a scan of a photocopy - I have the original flyer somewhere). I will change this when it comes to light. Sporty specification with more ground clearance, hot cam, polished ports, flywheels and rod, hi comp piston and hi level exhaust.
Paint finish to petrol tank is stated as "Golden", so wouldn't that make it a Gold Wing? New Hudson were never well off, so probably thought too ostentacious!
I found out about a genuine Bronzewing down in Exeter/Plymouth area about 15 years back, told the guy if he was ever interested in selling......about 5 years later it came up north.
There are only 3 or 4 genuine BWs known worldwide.
Mine is a real basket case, but a lot of originality included, with correct 20" rear and 21" front wheels, the hot cam and engine polishing, hi level pipes (but incorrect silencers). Like most of the NH survivors, it is missing a Burman gearbox (but I've collected 6 over the years).
Interesting feature to each mudguard - nailcatcher! I don't have the originals, but did (some time back) pick up a period nailcatcher accessory (looks like an instrument of torture).
More about vintage and veteran motorcycles to come.