Colson Elfin TOC ? Help date this thing


This ad disappears when logged in

kirk thomas

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 22, 2014
2,122
1,536
Oneida NY
#1
I found this and could not refuse. I have to get a picture of the badge. This must be a early Colson. I have found some colson tri wheels but they are in the teens and the frame is different. I have not been able to find the name Elfin. The frame is put together not welded like a bunch of pipes screwed together. The rear wheels are 26" and the front wheel is 13". Can anyone help i.d. this with a picture or something or somewhere I can go to check it out? Thanks, Kirk
P1230529.JPG
P1230530.JPG
P1230531.JPG
P1230532.JPG
P1230535.JPG
P1230536.JPG
P1230533.JPG
P1230534.JPG
 

kirk thomas

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 22, 2014
2,122
1,536
Oneida NY
#4
Here is some more pictures.The only thing I can find wrong is there is a rod broke as you can see in the pics, looks to be a easy fix. The rubber is not the best but it;s there. The left rim has a couple spokes broke but the rim still works as it should. You can see in the last photo there is a wire wrapped around the end of the axle. I am going to check that today. Can anyone guess as to the worth of these as I am thinking to sell. I do not see any that have sold anywhere. I found one in a Copake auction catalog but that sold for a lot I do think those prices are a bit high. Thanks in advance for anything you can add. Kirk
P1230547.JPG
P1230548.JPG
P1230549.JPG
P1230551.JPG
P1230552.JPG
P1230553.JPG
P1230555.JPG
P1230556.JPG
P1230558.JPG
P1230529.JPG
 

ridingtoy

I live for the CABE
Apr 7, 2010
1,611
163
Leonardtown, United States
#5
The frame is put together not welded like a bunch of pipes screwed together.
Your observation is right on the money about the frame looking like pipes. Some of the earlier tricycles are made from standard iron pipe. The Velo King tricycles I have from the late 1930s/early '40s use 3/4" schedule 80 (0.154" wall thickness) iron pipe for the main frame member. Makes for a pretty heavy and solid trike!

Dave
 
Last edited:

kirk thomas

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 22, 2014
2,122
1,536
Oneida NY
#6
I am going to sell this and would like $600 for it. I do not know how to or where to move this in the for sale threads. If you can help me with this I would be happy to do it. Thanks again, Kirk
 

This ad disappears when logged in
Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture