I see from a quick look on the net the Raleigh Britain used cloth and shellac 1940s and 50s (also common on bicycles here)
I wonder if the brains trust of the VVC would have the answer of factory
I had a weird black throttle cable on mine with a metal u bend, on the carb end - I suspect it was someone reusing a push bike rear derailer cable as a throttle cable: I have kept it but I will not use, it's a bit too chewed
Bob called by on his way home to drop off the stands, thank you so much, wow you really have put some extra work into these ones... I am sure they will go like hotcakes again. Looks like everyone had a great weekend at the rally and are all arriving home safe and sounds. Glad you got to meet some of our members and many others from Melbourne.