1940's Donaldson Jockey Cycle Kids Riding Toy Three Wheels Unusual!

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stingrayjoe

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 28, 2006
2,369
Central NJ
A local man called with looking to buy rear tires for this. The original Goodyear tires are used but not in bad shape except each one is evenly separated at a cross section. He is not a bicycle collector and does not know what to ask as a selling price. He feels it is rare. I explained rare does not always equal desirable. I was surprised there was little if no information on this site when I did a quick search. The only value he found on the www was a restored one that allegedly sold for $8K.

I took some photos at his place. The rear axle is set up like a pedal car. This machine moves when you push down with your feet on the treadle. The seat also move up and down like a see-saw as the rear wheels turn. Overall in good restorable condition. Nothing broken or repaired that I could see.

PM with any realistic offers or history you may wish to share.

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vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
13,247
crown point<indiana
There was one on our local C.L. in almost identical condition but had the handgrips and foot peg rubber.It sold for $185. Also one in really nice original paint.It sold for $325 at a local thrift shop.
 

stingrayjoe

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 28, 2006
2,369
Central NJ
Cool! Thanks for the reply I will let him know. He does seem very optimistic...
 

ridingtoy

I live for the CABE
Apr 7, 2010
1,738
Leonardtown, United States
The rear tires should be some standard size semi-pneumatic as used on tricycles of the period. Top Flight, Orco, Clipper, Swan, and other brands could be substituted for the original Goodyears. The smaller front one is more of a pedal tractor front tire size, but should still be available NOS.

Dave
 
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PCHiggin

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 22, 2008
3,878
Ryderwood, United States
A local man called with looking to buy rear tires for this. The original Goodyear tires are used but not in bad shape except each one is evenly separated at a cross section. He is not a bicycle collector and does not know what to ask as a selling price. He feels it is rare. I explained rare does not always equal desirable. I was surprised there was little if no information on this site when I did a quick search. The only value he found on the www was a restored one that allegedly sold for $8K.

I took some photos at his place. The rear axle is set up like a pedal car. This machine moves when you push down with your feet on the treadle. The seat also move up and down like a see-saw as the rear wheels turn. Overall in good restorable condition. Nothing broken or repaired that I could see.

PM with any realistic offers or history you may wish to share.

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Cool tricycle but I like the flamingos more. I have a flamboyance in my yard. It keeps me in touch with my trailer park side
 
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stingrayjoe

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 28, 2006
2,369
Central NJ
I agree $8K is not a realistic number. He does not feel it is worth $8k. That was the only one he was able to find doing his research.

Thanks to all for the posted pricing info. It is greatly appreciated.
 
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Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
229
56
NW Alabama
Ive never seen a ride like that! I remember seeing a stand up version of the same kinda of motility! I wanna get the torch and welder and build a grown up version!!! I always wished they made a grown up big wheel! Ya know the plastic street machine that i was always too big and old for! Maybe i just got inspired! Thank you all!
 
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stingrayjoe

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 28, 2006
2,369
Central NJ
The trike can be bought for $250. Plus domestic lower 48 USA shipping. Please pm direct if interested thanks.
 
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