This General Rutherford, sent in by Bob, appears to be the men’s variant of Tim’s General Mixte. Most often, the 26″ bikes are on the lower end of the quality scale, but this one is certainly the exception. Lugged frame, brazed cable stops and the European bottom bracket are not often found rolling on 26s.
Here’s an old 10 speed General “Rutherford”. Pretty neat little bike with the chromed steel 26 x 1 3/8 wheels and the steel cottered cranks. All decked out in new duds and ready for inspection!