"Bottle Cap" badges


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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
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#1
I've come across something recently that has peaked my interest regarding the usage of "bottle cap" badge attachment versus conventional screws. I knew that Dayton and Davis used it, but seems Miami did as well? Are there any other manufacturers known to? I won't pick up this item for a week or so, so I'm going to hold off posting pics until it is in my possession. Thanks in advance for any info. Mike.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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When you say "Dayton" I assume you are referring to the Huffman brand. Davis also built a Dayton model. So the three manufacturers, off the top of my head, would be Davis, Miami, and Huffman which would include badges of Dayton (both Davis and Huffman), Harley Davidson, Racycle, Flying Merkel, and other Miami built machines. I'm sure Ed or Patric could expand on this. V/r Shawn
 

ace

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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When you say "Dayton" I assume you are referring to the Huffman brand. Davis also built a Dayton model. So the three manufacturers, off the top of my head, would be Davis, Miami, and Huffman which would include badges of Dayton (both Davis and Huffman), Harley Davidson, Racycle, Flying Merkel, and other Miami built machines. I'm sure Ed or Patric could expand on this. V/r Shawn
I've got a nice Excelsior made bottle cap Elgin. I'll get a pic if anyone is interested.
 

catfish

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Also Yale. I have a few other bottle cap badges that were store bands. But I belive were used on Davis built bikes as well.

When you say "Dayton" I assume you are referring to the Huffman brand. Davis also built a Dayton model. So the three manufacturers, off the top of my head, would be Davis, Miami, and Huffman which would include badges of Dayton (both Davis and Huffman), Harley Davidson, Racycle, Flying Merkel, and other Miami built machines. I'm sure Ed or Patric could expand on this. V/r Shawn
 
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
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When you say "Dayton" I assume you are referring to the Huffman brand. Davis also built a Dayton model. So the three manufacturers, off the top of my head, would be Davis, Miami, and Huffman which would include badges of Dayton (both Davis and Huffman), Harley Davidson, Racycle, Flying Merkel, and other Miami built machines. I'm sure Ed or Patric could expand on this. V/r Shawn
So according to Patric,"ace" & foxclassics we can add Excelsior to the list of manufacturers that used "bottlecap" badges? I have what I believe to be an Excelsior built Elgin project that uses the conventional screw/rivet type badge. Any rhyme or reason to any of this?

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hoofhearted

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So according to Patric,"ace" & foxclassics we can add Excelsior to the list of manufacturers that used "bottlecap" badges? I have what I believe to be an Excelsior built Elgin project that uses the conventional screw/rivet type badge. Any rhyme or reason to any of this?

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Fordmike65 ... I have seen the Elgin badge .. with screwholes ...
also issued on a Davis-Built.

Can see no rhyme nor reason as to the variations.

 
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
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Luckily I had a good friend visit this weekend who agreed to pick up the bike in question on his way down to SoCal. So far I'm pretty sure it is indeed Excelsior built. Electrified tank looks like it's been on the bike for some time, even though I don't believe it's original to it. I have another set of bars to replace what I believe are later ones. Looks like a handmade trussrod upper mount, so I'm on the lookout for an original piece. I'm hoping it'll clean up some, but I'm good if I can just get it back on the road again. If anyone has any additional info on it, please feel free to post here. Thanks in advance for any help. Big shout out to Bricycle & Patric for their help so far:)
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
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Thanks for posting up the ad Cliff! This might be the bike, but those look like painted wood wheels. This has crusty wood clad wheels with a model C, so thinking it might be a couple years later? Maybe I can finally make it to your local motorbike ride this year!
 

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