Does anyone here know how to tell a real Major Taylor stem from a non MT?

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bike

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
In Memoriam
You have to have provenance it came from one of his bikes........
no really I dont think there was a brand or design that was ALWAYS Major Taylor but I welcome challenge
at least look at pix! They are avail from members and the magical Google...........
I Would like to know the answer as well-- thanks Bri
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locomotion

Cruisin' on my 1897 Comet
Does the Ankh symbol have anything to do with it? always wanted to know this as I have had several. Thanks.

that is a very good question, I always wonder the same as well
I think the actual MT stem is round, not diamond shape.

looking forward to reading the replies
 

mongeese

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
They were tools to measure for a solid stem and somehow just made it to the race tracks due to finances.
 

anders1

I live for the CABE
It’s true that MT raced with the round top tube for mot of his career. I read that later he collaborated with the Accles & Pollock Tubing Co. to create the angular “no slip” top tube.
 

anders1

I live for the CABE
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