All wood rim makers marks

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filmonger

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
In Memoriam
I thought it might be a good idea for everyone here to post a picture of some of the different wood rim makers marks that exist out there to help people ID them in the future ( rather then having to google randomly ). Also profile & color charts might also assist.

This is the only Marietta Oh made lobdell picture that I have - there are tons of the Alma Mich.

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This is a 20's lobdell

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Just an Ad from 1918

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1898 Lobdell - again Marietta Oh made

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Steel lined & wood.... Produced in Alma from 1926 onward

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Onaway Mich label ( 1901-1926 )

In 1901, Edward J. Lobdell, who had operated various manufacturing enterprises in Massachusetts and Ohio, relocated his business to Onaway in order to be closer to the lumber upon which his American Wood Rim Co. relied. ( In reality - like modern business - the City had offered great incentive financially for him to locate there....who wouldn't - so Marietta OH lost out - though he kept a small operation there ) AWR was a leading producer of wooden bicycle rims and the business was expanded to include steering wheels for the fledgling automotive industry. They were so successful, that at one point, it was estimated that over 60% of the world’s steering wheels were made in Onaway, and the town’s slogan was “Onaway Steers the World.” That all came to an abrupt end when significant portions of the plant were destroyed by fire on January 14, 1926. Within a week, Onaway’s population plummeted from nearly 3,000 inhabitants to less than 2,000. The only remaining building from that operation, the old main office, can be seen today on State Street, adjacent to the Onaway Outlook building. It is now home to the Onaway Masonic Lodge.

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Lobdell Painted rims

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filmonger

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
In Memoriam
Plymouth Wood rim ad 1897

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Plymouth wood rim Makers Mark

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The Indiana Novelty Manufacturing Company was organized in 1891 by several leading Plymouth businessmen. Among them were H. G. Thayer (owner of the Thayer mansion), James Gilmore, George Marble, and C. L. Morris (who owned the Morris house kitty-corner from the factory). The company manufactured wooden novelties and was particularly known for wooden bicycle rims and mud and chain guards for bicycles. The company was also the first to invent and market "the famous one-piece interlocking joint, which is excelled by none and which has made the Plymouth rim famous throughout the world." In 1898 the plant was the largest of its kind in the world and at full capacity was producing 10,000 rims PER DAY (in the 1890s!).

Link to more info on the company

http://hoosierhappenings.blogspot.ie/2012/03/indiana-novelty-manufacturing-company.html

Patent

http://www.google.com/patents/US547732

Plymouth - Paris

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Fairbanks Boston - french rim 1933

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Fairbanks

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filmonger

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
In Memoriam
Securit m.D. Belgium - 1930's or 40's

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Seiber Milano

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Clement 1950's

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D.A.M. D'Alessandro - Italian
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Laroche Pouchois - French

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filmonger

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
In Memoriam
Ambra Superga - London

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Steyr Waffenrad 1930

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Pyrenees

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filmonger

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
In Memoriam
American Wood Rim Color Chart for Canada - Also Chart for Wood Rim Striping Specification for certain makes of bicycles 1912-1918

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