Baines started building frames in the late 1920s but the Flying Gate design for which they were famous did not arrive until 1935 - it was made until the early 1950s. 576 is a pre-war frame probably made around 1937/8.
Hilary Stone, Bristol, England
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> Subject: [CR]What Was First Year Of Baines Production?
> Thanks for the information. The reason I asked this question is because I went
> into the CR archives and noticed that there was a post from Hilary Stone who
> said 1935 was the start date for Baines. I have also been told that serial
> numbers started from #100.
> Look forward to hearing from any other Baines aficionados.
> Mike Short,
> Austin TX.