Eclipse Year?


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shoe3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2011
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#3
the fact decal rather than badge and small chainring , may mean 1894, checked photos of 95 and 96 both had different chainrings and had badges. Anyway enjoy it is so cool.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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Any ideas on the maker of the seat? Appears to be nickel plated with an unusual front adjustment. V/r Shawn
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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So after a little more research the Wheelmen site lists a few mfg for Eclipse bicycles but only one out of Elmira, NY 1895-99. I wonder if the serial # 2 5 176 could be either Model or month (2), year 1895 (5) and sequence number (176)? V/r Shawn
 

shoe3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2011
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Springfield, United States
#7
Shawn, Maybe wheelmen library has cataloge, Bill Smith is librarian. I does not look like the Eclipse brake was ever added to frame, not sure when that was invented or added as an accessory?
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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Evans, GA
#8
Shawn, Maybe wheelmen library has cataloge, Bill Smith is librarian. I does not look like the Eclipse brake was ever added to frame, not sure when that was invented or added as an accessory?
Thanks I started the process to renew my Wheelmen account this morning. I hadn't signed in for about four years so I guess I was dropped! TOC isn't really my thing so as soon as I figure out what the stuff is I'm moving it along. V/r Shawn
 

shoe3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2011
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Springfield, United States
#9
Shawn: Interesting note President Warren Harding rode a eclipse bicycle. His bicycle on display at his home in Marion,Ohio.
 
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shoe3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2011
989
757
Springfield, United States
#10
Thanks I started the process to renew my Wheelmen account this morning. I hadn't signed in for about four years so I guess I was dropped! TOC isn't really my thing so as soon as I figure out what the stuff is I'm moving it along. V/r Shawn
I contacted Bill Smith sent photos along to compare any cataloge he might have of Eclipse.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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#13
Thanks this bike has a new owner and I’ll let him continue with the research. I appreciate your help with this. V/r Shawn
 

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