Axles - HigginsT. Higgins & Son Ltd of South Norwood, London, SE25, were the foremost builders of tricycles and tandem tricycles during the years 1933 to 1966. They also built solo bicycles and tandems and achieved a total production, for all types of machine, of around 5,000. All cycles were built of the finest materials available. However, it is for their tricycles that this firm is best remembered. By 1945, their tricycles had evolved into the now accepted modern design. During the ensuing years their tricycles were refined with both detail improvements and by the introduction of the famous Higgins Differential.
Chris Hewitt sells a vast range of Higgins Spares which are available by mail order - post and packing extra unless specified.
Information provided by Chris Hewitt, author of:
Tricycles by Higgins Cycles London (Register of Higgins Tricycles) compiled by Chris Hewitt
The third edition of Chris Hewitt's Register of Higgins Cycles has just been published with details of 118 bicycles and 373 tricycles, a brief history of the marque, photos of a wide range of machines, axle diagrams and the register of current owners and machines from 1933 to 1966. A must read for all owners and trike enthusiasts alike, copies are available for £6.00 plus £1.50 P & P (UK) from Chris Hewitt, I Coleswood Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1EF. Telephone 01582 763622.
(If you have a Higgins cycle that has not yet been registered, please complete and return a registration form. Forms are available either by post from Chris Hewitt Cycles, or by downloading Higgins Register Form.doc. All forms should be returned by post).