|This 1911 Royal Enfield Model 160 twin got along with only a small tool kit.|
(In actual fact I find it more convenient to carry the rain gear in a back pack, where it can be stuffed wet and without careful repacking when the sun peeks out again.)
But there is no arguing that the tidy leather tool kits attached to the sides of really old Royal Enfields are attractive. Three Royal Enfields up for auction June 7, 2014 at the Historics at Brooklands event captured my eye.
|The Royal Enfield gun embellishes the tool box of this 1911 Model 160.|
|The 1927 Model K has much the same kit, but one on each side.|
(Now there's a thought!)
|The 1932 Model K still offers two leather kit bags.|
Lovely as these tool boxes are, the streamlined, all-metal toolboxes on the post-war Bullet must have seemed thrillingly modern and convenient when they came along.