COGNOSCENTI


Cognoscenti

The Cognoscenti, or Connocenti, depending on whether you prefer the Latin or Italian spelling--which means those in the know--, was introduced in 1950 as part of the "Latin Series". A large quantity of castings was ordered, but the model was not popular. Only 25 were built; a box of unused lugs was still in existence in the Southend shop in the 1980s. What happened to the unused lugs is not known. Only five Cognoscenti frames are confirmed to have survived. See Rare Models.

Many people find the design chunky, but if you look at the cut-out space, rather than the 'crab claw' around it, the shape is quite pleasing.

Cognoscenti

Cognoscenti



An original set of cast lugs recently turned up.
The photographs below are courtesy of Peter Mooney.



Cognoscenti

Cognoscenti





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