Am I READING this correctly? Could this be STANDARD?


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fat tire trader

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
#1
Hello,
I traded a 1936 Schwinn frame with a locking fork and a Excelsior badge for this frame yesterday.

reading_1-1.jpg


So far the only bikes that I have found pictures of that have a brace like this are Reading Standards.

1914_reading-1.jpg


I have also read that Reading was acquired by the Great Western MFG. Co. I don't know what year. Can anyone confirm that this is a Reading?

reading_2-1.jpg



Does anyone know of another company that made a frame with a brace like this? I read in one of the threads that Dayton may have made a frame with a similar brace in 1910.

reading_3-1.jpg


The fork is bent so gracefully. Is it possible that it was designed this way? Or is it gracefully damaged?

Some of you may have seen this at a swap meet recently. I got it from a Flipper.

Thanks,
Chris

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