Fonderie Roger Vintage Model Racing Cyclist – Tom Simpson 1967


Tom Simpson. The Gentleman. 1967 team jersey with the Union Jack epaulettes.

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  • Fonderie Roger Vintage Model Racing Cyclist – Tom Simpson 1967

    Tom Simpson (The Gentleman) is one of the most famous professional British racing cyclists. We have these Fonderie Roger model cyclists painted in the colours of perhaps Tom’s most famous jersey team colours, with the Union Jack epaulettes.

    Manufacturer – Fonderie Roger
    Model – Tom Simpson 1967
    Size – 51mm x 15mm x 50mm
    Colours – Peugeot / Michelin / BP, with Union Jack Epaulettes – Painted by hand
    Presentation Box - Vintage Fonderie Roger display Box
    Material - Bicycle – Zamak (Zinc)
    Special Features – Specially painted for CycleMiles

    The Roger Foundry or in French, “Fonderie Roger” first manufactured their ‘Miniatures’ model racing cyclist figurines in the 1950′s. Back then it was Henri Roger’s Foundry. In the 1960′s the foundry, which makes lots of zinc castings, passed to his son Henri Roger, and then to Jean-Luc Roger and who runs it today.

    The manufacture of the Fonderie Roger Miniature Racing Cyclists have been ebbed and flowed over the past 65 years. At one time the models were painted by French prisoners, but they didn’t take enough care over the painting and that was short lived.

    Today, they are made and finished in the Roger Foundry in small quantities. Supplies frequently run out during the year. So if you fancy one, don’t hang around, you won’t regret it. They are wonderful.

    If you want to see how they are made take a look here or if you fancy a laugh here. What were they thinking?

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