Brough Superior metal wall sign
SS100 | "Rolls Royce of motorcycles" | JAP | Haydn Road | V-twin | 998cc
Size: 300mm x 400mm
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
IT'S GOTTA BE RIGHT
We only sell signs that we
hang on our own walls. If you have a problem with anything you buy from Sump, tell us and we'll sort it out. Pronto.
No fuss. No arguments.
"The Rolls Royce of Motorcycles." That's the famous and oft-repeated marketing claim for George Brough's legendary SS100 Brough Superior.
That boast would have a lot more resonance if Rolls Royce reciprocated and referred to its cars as the Brough Superiors of motorcars. But it doesn't, so we'll have to content ourselves with what's on offer.
And yes, we know that a lot of classic bikers feel that Broughs are overrated. The engines, after all, were supplied either by Matchless (shown here) or JAP. The front fork, it's said, was borrowed (ripped off) from a Harley-Davidson design and manufactured by the Castle Fork and Accessory Company. The gearboxes came from Sturmey-Archer and Norton. And various other companies (Bosch, Miller, Lucas, Amal, Pilgrim, Bonniksen) supplied supporting components around which the SS10 concept was created.
Nevertheless, these were very well built and very well marketed motorcycles. And they were fast, each being tested and certificated at 100mph. And if George Brough got a commercial leg-up from guys such as T E Lawrence patronising his products, that's just how it goes. Get over it.
Our original Brough Superior "tin" sign was designed by us right here at Sump. We wanted something clean and simple and with a 1930s feel. And we wanted something that we wouldn't mind hanging in our own garage.
And that's exactly where our pre-production Brough Superior metal sign is hanging; right next to the drill press beside the washing machine.
The dimension of this sign is a generous 300mm x 400mm, which is roughly two A4 sheets of paper, or A3 if you prefer. So don't confuse it with the cheap and nasty half-pint signs on eBay and elsewhere. The image is high-resolution and printed on heavy duty mild steel. The signs are drilled ready-to-hang.
Also, these signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way, and they're made right here in the UK.
Will you like it when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied).
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
Copyright Sump Publishing 2016