D.P. Harris/Rollfast Year & Badge Verification

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GD5877

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 1, 2020
52
Southwest
I recently purchased an "Early 40s DP Harris 26" Balloon Bike" and I received it today. From what I've read here, I've concluded that this is a 1941 Rollfast but does anyone have any idea what the secondary number (78110) is? Additionally, can someone guide me in the right direction for which style headbadge(s) came on the 1941 Rollfast? I've been told this is original paint, so the outline may be of some assistance.
1207759


1207760


1207761


1207762


I'll be happy to provide more pics if necessary.

Thanks in advance!!
 

GD5877

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 1, 2020
52
Southwest
I was so excited to get this bike yesterday, and was so concerned with what *year* it was, I overlooked that 78110 is the actual S/N. Sorry for the newb questions. :/
 

Archie Sturmer

I live for the CABE
Jun 13, 2018
1,438
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The last picture of the badge profile ghosting looks like an aluminum MW Hawthorne badge; but not the other side. There are lots of DP Harris badges out there, and mostly round or ovals.
 

GD5877

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 1, 2020
52
Southwest
The last picture of the badge profile ghosting looks like an aluminum MW Hawthorne badge; but not the other side. There are lots of DP Harris badges out there, and mostly round or ovals.
Thanks, it's fun putting together clues and playing detective!
 
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Archie Sturmer

I live for the CABE
Jun 13, 2018
1,438
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Does anyone have any idea what the secondary number (78110) is?
The number 78,110 is a unique serial-sequence number, (e.g., 1 bike after # 78,109).
Some manufacturers did not always start or periodically re-start every year with the number 1.
Looks like it uses a standard 5/8" seat post.
 
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