Antique wind up Bicycle bell

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by gtdohn, May 4, 2018.

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  1. #1 Posted May 4, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Does anyone have any knowledge of an antique bicycle bell that uses a push button verses a lever, and you wind the top half of the bell to re-tension it. Sounds a bit like an alarm clock. It's basic bell size and mounts on the bars like most others.
    Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. #2 Posted May 4, 2018

    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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    New Departure made them. I have owned a few.
     
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  3. #3 Posted May 4, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    I have a bell just like you described on my 1936 Electric.
    It sounds like an old school bell or alarm clock.
    I like mine and NFS.:)
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  4. #4 Posted May 4, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Yes, mine looks just like yours. Any idea of the time frame that they were used?
     
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    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Is it adorned with the American flag?
     
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    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    Time-frame use: every day I ride it.;)
    I picked mine up at Veteran's Cycle Swap more than 5 years ago.
    I don't know how old they are; they are unique at this point and partly why I dig it.
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Unfortunately, no flag, just plain.
     
  8. #8 Posted May 8, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Mine came on a TOC bike, I will look for any makers marks tomorrow... 20180508_204828.jpg
     
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