Japanese Utility Model # S54-69550 - Sun-Bow

Japanese Patent S54-69550 main image

This utility model appears to be for the, crude but original, b-pivot adjustment system on a Sun-Bow derailleur. It is one of three documents regarding features of this derailleur.

I cannot read Japanese, but I am assured that scan 1 also mentions the company name 'Yamashita Iron Works Ltd', and the address 'No 36 Sambocho 4-Cho, Sakai, Osaka'. This is the name and address given on the SY advert on page 254 of the 1956 Japan's Bicycle Guide.

So the SY brand and the Sun-Bow brand appear to originate from the same company.

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