The quick releases were made by Sturmey, and were fitted to their sportin g/racing hubs as original equipment in the 1930's and post war. They're no longer made, but turn up from time to time, and in different versions. You can see photos of what I believe to be the final version, which is the most common one, at:
In order to fit the QR connector, you need to have a hub with a special t ab end on the indicator rod (see first pic). Sometimes, hubs turn up wit h this already on them. If not, you need to acquire the correct indicato r rod (for the particular model of hub you intend to use it on) with a tab on the end, and substitute it for the standard one on the hub. Alternati vely, if unlike me, you're mechanically adept, you can pick up any in dicator rod with tab end, and unrivet the small chain on each hub, and re-rivet the tab end onto your hub.
Neil Foddering Weymouth, Dorset, England
> Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:26:25 +0200
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> Subject: [CR] Quick Release Cable Connector (for Sturmey Archer hub) Info
Needed & WTB
> As so many classic British bikes came with three speeds,
> there was, at the time, a thriving business in 3 speed accessories.
> GB and Cyclo, for example, made after-market wing nuts for internal g ear
> Cyclo made 3-speed specific freewheels or cassettes and derailleurs.
> And somebody made a quick release cable separator.
> Does anybody have pictures of this item?
> Are they still available?
> Anybody got a spare for sale?
> Modern torque coupled bikes also use cable separators.
> Anybody know who carries them?
> Amir Avitzur
> Ramat-Gan, Israel