This listing is for a high quality A3 Size laminated colour poster of the 1949 Norton model range - which is taken from a genuine and rare Norton trade 'Pullout' - which would have been given to potential customers when visiting the dealership in the day.
The poster is very pretty and shows all single cylinder models, it will make a great addition to any 'Mancave' or workshop wall, and because it is laminated - it can be wiped down, useful if you happen to spray 'water repllant' oil all over the workshop, as I do!
We also include a two sided colour copy of the original 'Pullout', again, in A3 format, which is folded along the same seam lines as the original pullout - so you can read this pullout in the format it would have been given to customers (the pullout is supplied in an A5 sealable bag).
Price is for both items - posted in an A3 'Please Do Not Bend' manilla envelope
Background of this poster: I was given the original version of this poster/pullout many years ago by a dear old Norton friend who had a lovely collection of rare and unusual Norton parts - and I have never seen another copy of it anywhere else - so I know it was very uncommon, and probably very few originals now exist. The original artwork is wonderful and very evocative of the age. Added to that - the main poster component of the pullout shows very clear factory drawings of every Single Cylinder model in that years model range, side by side (including excellent pictures of both the SOHC International and Manx models) - so as well as making a pretty poster . . . it is nice to just look closely as you walk by and compare one model to another.
As it came to me, the original 'pullout' was very fragile with some creases and small tears and had to be opened very carefully. I have sympathetically restored the electronic version - so the original 'fold' lines and some of the minor creases and marks are still visible - but they only add to the patina of the picture. Any more serious marks have been removed. As well as laminated poster, we have also reproduced the entire pullout in A3 format and supplied this in a seperate sealable bag - this shows more evocative artwork and a summary of some of the achievements the factory achieved in the previous year.
The original poster/pullout was printed in a non-standard size slightly larger than A3, then folded - our version is fractionally smaller, so it can be reproduced on good quality commercially available A3 size paper - and then laminated with a nice quality plastic A3 laminate.
As you can see the finished result is a very pretty poster that would look great in the workshop . . . I have already put one up in my workshop (see last photo) and a couple of good mates have also asked for copies!
Unless a customer states otherwise - we will always send this item (i.e the A3 laminated poster, and A5 pullout) together in an A3 'Please Do Not Bend' envelope, seperate to any other parts you may have requested in the same order. We do this to ensure the best chance that the laminated poster will not get creased and damaged. Note: we will normally only send the poster by 2nd Class (uninsured) postage (charged at cost) - to keep postage cost to a minimum. State otherwise when ordering if you require a more expensive service.