'Aspirational' and 'quality' are not necessarily the same thing though. And unless the frame was made around 3000BC, it has always been possible to cast dropouts^^^^^ not sure about that - surely it depends on when cast dropouts first appeared and how old the frame in question is?
I have an F C Parkes - I think 1950's and a Carpenter (1957 from serial number), both quite aspirational bikes at the time which have pressed dropouts.
Time and place for everything
Unfortunately, you don't seem to have picked up on my point that dismissing a frame as "nothing special" because it has pressed dropouts is ignoring the possibility that the frame was made before cast dropouts were used in bike frames.
And unless the frame was made around 3000BC, it has always been possible to cast dropouts
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