I'll start with the frame. I got it off Ebay listed as a Mead frame---when I quizzed the seller he said he got it with a bunch of mead parts ???? Then someone posted on the CABE this gold colored bike---which is also it's twin. So I'll really never know what this frame is---but it has an English BB so I'm guessing English or American in origin. It has uncut lugs but they have been filed and the tubing is LW. This frame is High End for it's time which I estate to be early 30s.
When I decided to pull this frame down and try and do something with it I needed a fork---all the pre-war forks I had didn't go well with it but this one popped up on French-Ebay for $20 plus $15 shipping it looked the part and fit nicely and as a bonus came with the head set