Andy and John McNeil built frames before the war (see McNeil Bros page). When hostilities ended, Andy continued on his own, building a reputation as a superb framebuilder.
However, he fought a drink problem throughout the latter part of his life and the result of this was that while his good frames were really good, there were a few that appeared to fall short of that standard.
The frame on this page is believed to have been built in the early-mid ’60s. It features the Continental lugs that were the fashion at that time, marking a departure-unwelcome in a lot of eyes-from the more elaborate hand-cut lugs that were a feature of 1950s machines.