Another chain drive tricycle

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JO BO

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 22, 2006
278
Ryderwood, United States
Having a tough time reading the headbadge...nice skip tooth trike....anyone know what it is? Thanks Jo Bo

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ridingtoy

I live for the CABE
Apr 7, 2010
1,792
Leonardtown, United States
This is a Murray chain drive tricycle in their Mercury line of trikes. The head badge is Mercury like this one:

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JO BO

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 22, 2006
278
Ryderwood, United States
Super thanks do you know era? Jo Bo
 

ridingtoy

I live for the CABE
Apr 7, 2010
1,792
Leonardtown, United States
Super thanks do you know era? Jo Bo
Most likely 1950s. This basic frame design was used by Murray on their chain driven trikes for several years so it would be hard to pinpoint an exact year. Being a Mercury model, the front wheel would probably have had a rain gutter style mudguard fender and the seat would either be a streamlined rubber top with short springs or a sewn on vinyl top style with beehive springs. The mercury line of trikes was a step up from the basic Murray line.

Dave
 

JO BO

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 22, 2006
278
Ryderwood, United States
Thanks for sharing your knowledge It’s tough to find things even with internet sometimes
 

ridingtoy

I live for the CABE
Apr 7, 2010
1,792
Leonardtown, United States
Thanks for sharing your knowledge It’s tough to find things even with internet sometimes
No problem! I've been researching and collecting tricycles for about 30 years and have come to being able to identify many of them by unique design features. The one you have could be as early as the 1940s and the metal head badge being attached by rivets seems to indicate one of the earlier Mercury models. Here's a photo of what it may have looked like complete, having a rain gutter fender, sewn on vinyl cover seat, and even sporting rear hub caps, though the correct rubber hand grips would have been the black pointed type -

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