This is Robert Berry’s 1896 De Luxe Gentleman’s Tricycle, which he purchased in 2010 from a dedicated cycle auction based in Reading. All the auction lots were the property of Air-Marshall Sir Freddie Sowrey.
After getting the machine home he realised it was only about 50% original – the rest had been added in the 1960s & ’70s. He eventually managed to find, make or have made the correct parts, and the machine has since completed two London to Brighton runs, attended several local shows, and in Nov 2016, was displayed on the ASCO stand at the NEC in Birmingham. – See picture – right.
As you can see, the Trike now has a period Picnic Basket and 1895 H Miller & Co Ltd, “The Bell Rock” front lamp.