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Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by bike, May 16, 2018.
there is two of them for sale
"Gallows" is the traditional British term for this type of seat post, stemming from the similarity in shape to a "gibbet" as illustrated by @hoofhearted above.
Interestingly, an old synonym for "Gallows" is "Potence", which is French for stem. Search eBay France for potence de guidon and you will find handlebar stems a plenty!
Looking into the Cabe archives, this name has popped up in the past.
Just be thankful that you don't have to talk of mounting your saddle on a 'Tyburn Tree'.
English language, often befuddling, even to initiates!