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enter image description hereCan anyone tell me what model Armstrong this bicycle is and possibly what year thank you

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    That saddle may be slightly painful to ride as is. – MaplePanda Mar 12 at 0:00
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    Hard to nail down. Can't tell whether the front hub is a brake, a generator, or something else. The crank is a bog-standard cottered unit, which basically places is between about 1930 and 1975. The frame is quite "modern", meaning it could be between maybe 1930 and 1990. But I gather the Armstrong bike brand slowly disappeared in the 60s. – Daniel R Hicks Mar 12 at 0:14
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    @MaplePanda - Not if you're a hard-ass! – Daniel R Hicks Mar 12 at 0:15
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    @DanielRHicks agreed - the frame looks astonishingly modern - shows how little changed from the 1930s to the 1980s. The front fork rake and head tube angle show it is older, with laid-back angles like that, but the rear triangle looks quite 80s and "normal" – Criggie Mar 12 at 6:28
  • Not sure if it’s the perspective but the fork looks bent. Combined with the mis-aligned handlebars it looks like it suffered an accident. – Michael Mar 12 at 9:20
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It looks a lot like this Armstrong
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The seat stay bolted to the seat tube may be one difference.

Based on the conversation in the thread...

this model is a 1953 so the rear hub tells me

If your bike does have a Sturmey Archer three speed hub you may be able to date the bike by the markings on the hub.

Hub Date Marks – How Old Is Your Sturmey Archer Hub?

Hubs after World War 2 From 1947 to 2000 Sturmey Archer clearly marked their hubs with a date. This hub date marking will show the last two figures of the year and the month.

The article goes on to explain how to date older SA hubs.

Here is the 1950 Armstrong catalog.
This picture looked to me like a good match
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Three speeds and dynamo hubs were offered as an option

Other Armstrong catalogs

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