Tan-Sad type 1920s vintage veteran motorcycle sprung pillion seat / saddle with handle

Tan-Sad type 1920s vintage veteran motorcycle sprung pillion seat / saddle with handle


Tan-Sad type 1920s vintage motorcycle sprung pillion seat / saddle with handle.

Tan-Sad supplied motorcycle accessories (among other things) and offered a variety of saddles for flat tank motorcycles.

Tan-Sad began life in 1922 in Birmingham and was first publicly listed as an exhibitor at the British Industries Fair, selling typists tables, constructional toys, motor cycle seats, perambulators and office and factory chairs.

I have a few of these useful accessories. Tan-Sad advertising in 1922 stated that the price included a fixed cushion. But, if you wanted handles, footrests (side or astride), or a dress-guard, you had to pay extra. This particular Tan-Sad pillion saddle is clamped to the rear rack and is quickly detached. It is shorter than the other two Tan-Sad pillion saddles. So, there’s a chance that it may not even be a Tan-Sad. Either way, it’s a nice genuine vintage accessory as an addition to your vintage bike.

Condition: It is sound. It does not have the original cover. It looks like it was re-covered quite a long time ago with older material. The frame is solid and the mattress springs under the cover are intact. It looks like the frame and main springs at the rear have been painted / restored at some point.

It has the original frame fixing clamps. They are adjustable and will suit may motorcycles with sturdy rear frames. It is quite heavy so it would suit a larger motorcycle. See the dimensions.

Dimensions are approximate:

  • Length overall: 17″ (43cm)
  • Width of seat cushion: 12-1/2″ (31.5cm)
  • Width of seat base: 8.5″ (21.5cm)
  • Inside dimension between front  : 4″ (10cm)
  • Inside dimension at rear mount nearest springs : 8.5″ (21.6cm)

More available…..

Over the years have collected many pillion seats, saddles and “bum pads”. I have now decided to sell almost all of them. I was keeping them in case I had a need for them on a future project but I am now thinning out my project plans. If you need a vintage motorcycle pillion seat, saddle and “bum pad” please take a look at my other items, or message me in case I haven’t got around to making them all available.

View the current selection of seats and saddles here

Viewing: Please come and check it over before you buy. It is at PE28, near St Ives in Cambridgeshire.

Shipping: I usually ship to most destinations. If you don’t see a price, please ask. Thanks. International shipping available.

Collection: If you don’t want it shipped, I have plenty of space. If you can’t collect for a while, it’s not a problem. However, I will need to be paid very soon after the sale. Thanks.

Payment: Good old fashioned money on collection is preferred. I can accept payment through PayPal or by bank transfer as well.

Import Taxes: Please note that IMPORT DUTIES are not something I can control. If you are buying from outside the UK, there is a chance that you will have to pay import taxes. Import taxes vary from country to country. If there are charges to pay, it is the buyer’s responsibility to research the cost and pay the duties. The price that you see on my advert is for the item and not the item plus whatever taxes might be due.

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