Corbin & New Departure Hub Dating Project - Need everyone's help pre-1933

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bikiba

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 17, 2014
2,085
NYC
"New Departure Coaster, P.&F.Corbin. New Britain Conn.U.S.A." on cast brake arm aka "1902 Model" & Model No. 5 - 1902 (Post #264; cat. Post #280; cast brake arm, straight hub shell)

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Brian R.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 16, 2015
426
Toronto, Canada
On Arm: "New Departure Pat No 20891 1898 21038 1900"
I've tried to find this hub on this thread, this site, and parts catalogues and can't find it. It doesn't have the tiny teeth on the brake arm and disc with three holes (parts A10 and A9 respectively). Instead it has a brake arm with three holes. It came on a bike I acquired recently which is in very original condition, and laced into a Lobdell steel lined wood rim with the patent date July 19, 1910. At first I thought this was an older version but the NOS 1908 hub posted by Pelletman in post #5 has the little teeth. The bike is a Hyslop, "manufactured" in Toronto sometime in the teens using rims and other parts sourced from the US. Would it have been cheaper to manufacture the hub without the teeth? Perhaps it was a cheaper version of the Model A used to compete in export markets? I was not able to find those patent numbers on the 'Net so I don't know if they are US patents or Canadian. Another possible explanation is that New Departure had the patent for the little teeth in the US but someone else held a similar patent in Canada.

I was hoping dating the hub could help me date the bike, but no luck so far. If anyone has any information, other theories, or pictures, please post. If someone can find those patent numbers that would be great too! Attached are photos of the hub and the bike it came on. The hub looks a bit gold in colour and I think a previous owner coated it with varnish or shellac.

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ccmerz

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 1, 2009
486
70
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Bought this wood wheel set (back shown). It is a 40 hole (front 32, I think) laced to the remainder of a new Departure shell.
What bike would this have been laced to? The only one I have seen with this configuration.
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ejlwheels

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 7, 2006
666
Minneapolis, United States
Bought this wood wheel set (back shown). It is a 40 hole (front 32, I think) laced to the remainder of a new Departure shell.
What bike would this have been laced to? The only one I have seen with this configuration.
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That looks kind of like an Eadie shell.
 

oldy57

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2008
263
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
On Arm: "New Departure Pat No 20891 1898 21038 1900"
I've tried to find this hub on this thread, this site, and parts catalogues and can't find it. It doesn't have the tiny teeth on the brake arm and disc with three holes (parts A10 and A9 respectively). Instead it has a brake arm with three holes. It came on a bike I acquired recently which is in very original condition, and laced into a Lobdell steel lined wood rim with the patent date July 19, 1910. At first I thought this was an older version but the NOS 1908 hub posted by Pelletman in post #5 has the little teeth. The bike is a Hyslop, "manufactured" in Toronto sometime in the teens using rims and other parts sourced from the US. Would it have been cheaper to manufacture the hub without the teeth? Perhaps it was a cheaper version of the Model A used to compete in export markets? I was not able to find those patent numbers on the 'Net so I don't know if they are US patents or Canadian. Another possible explanation is that New Departure had the patent for the little teeth in the US but someone else held a similar patent in Canada.

I was hoping dating the hub could help me date the bike, but no luck so far. If anyone has any information, other theories, or pictures, please post. If someone can find those patent numbers that would be great too! Attached are photos of the hub and the bike it came on. The hub looks a bit gold in colour and I think a previous owner coated it with varnish or shellac.

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Have a look at post 352 and 355. I had the bike in 355 and sold it last spring. British bike, probably Humber from what I could find. It is now in Toronto.
 
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SKPC

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2018
1,109
62
Utah - United States
New Departure solid bar hourglass "M" Front that came with the Model D w/o oiler. (late 32/early 33 1st version D?) The bike the wheelset came on is a late 1933 Colson Motorbike. Early nickeled clincher 26" Lobdel's were laced to these hubs w/14/16 gage spokes. These 26" Lobdel rims were started up around late1933 through the mid-30's. Most examples were early 30's bikes that I've seen.
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
6,966
Costa Mesa, California. United States
A big thank you, shout out to Ed "Catfish" Popowitz for helping me get these two hubs mated up.
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These are labeled as Deluxe model D and Deluxe model WD.
I had only seen one other large flange New Departure hub before, and it was marked General Motors Corporation.
I had never heard of a Deluxe model D or WD hubset before.
Has anyone seen any literature on this hubset before?
I haven't explored the possibility of the front brake or two speed kits yet, but I suspect that they are both compatible.
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
19,746
East Los
A big thank you, shout out to Ed "Catfish" Popowitz for helping me get these two hubs mated up.
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These are labeled as Deluxe model D and Deluxe model WD.
I had only seen one other large flange New Departure hub before, and it was marked General Motors Corporation.
I had never heard of a Deluxe model D or WD hubset before.
Has anyone seen any literature on this hubset before?
I haven't explored the possibility of the front brake or two speed kits yet, but I suspect that they are both compatible.
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rustjunkie

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Staff member
Jul 11, 2012
13,368
Monrovia, CA 91016
www.rustjunkies.com
A big thank you, shout out to Ed "Catfish" Popowitz for helping me get these two hubs mated up.
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These are labeled as Deluxe model D and Deluxe model WD.
I had only seen one other large flange New Departure hub before, and it was marked General Motors Corporation.
I had never heard of a Deluxe model D or WD hubset before.
Has anyone seen any literature on this hubset before?
I haven't explored the possibility of the front brake or two speed kits yet, but I suspect that they are both compatible.

Great find! The first one I ever saw (and only one I ever got) was on a ~1940 Schwinn Ranger at Memory Lane in the last 1990s, it was a DeLuxe WD. The bike was a a roller w/o any sheet metal.
Located a DeLuxe D with help from some friends and put the set on the Alexander Rocket. Never have seen another until now.

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Jesse McCauley

McCauley Cycle Works
Mar 5, 2013
2,057
Richmond, Virginia
Yup, Pre 33, hour glass style, 36 hole hub, no oil port on the one I have. I'm told that a pre 33 model BM also exisists.
I found a hub that I believe is pre 33' and stamped New Departure Model B.M. - doesn't look like there is much info about them huh?
 

Jesse McCauley

McCauley Cycle Works
Mar 5, 2013
2,057
Richmond, Virginia
Pre 33’ nickel plated New Departure Model B.M.

Side by side with a later chrome plated ND S.M. they are nearly identical in construction save for the oil port & slide cover.

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Roger K

On Training Wheels
Oct 14, 2015
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Here's pictures of three of my ND brake arms. Tried to search but couldn't find any pictures of what hub the "Racer" arm came from?
The text on the upper left arm says "Swedish patent Nr 10415"
 
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