Firestone ID Help?

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SpiceAndLemonade

On Training Wheels
Hi there everyone! Just wondering if anyone could help me date/figure out the manufacturer of this bicycle? I've found myself the owner of my Mother's childhood bicycle, rescued from my Grandmother's garage as she moved.

Looks like it might be circa 1961 (most likely older - late 1950s) from the Bike License sticker attached to it? (the original one!) It has a Firestone badge on it, but from my preliminary searches around online and lurking here in the CABE forums, it looks like this was likely built by some other manufacturer using the Firestone badge.

Can anyone tell me where I should be looking for serial numbers or identification marks or what in catalogs? I'm hoping to make a restoration/modification so that I can take it for a ride. I can take more pictures, but right now it's in pieces on my garage floor as I've been making repairs/cleaning it up and swapping out a few parts. Any help would be most appreciated!

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J-wagon

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Front sprocket looks Murray. Try under bottom bracket or rear dropout for alphanumerics
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
I agree looks Murray. You should be able to find some numbers on the left rear dropout (where rear axle comes out). I'm also thinking late '50s. Looks like the bike needs nothing but a light cleaning, thorough service, and maybe new rubber. V/r Shawn
 

Archie Sturmer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
The Snyder sprocket pictured has six sectors (more symmetrical), but a Murray sprocket has five. Note that the bottom bracket has the dust caps like a Snyder (and Columbia?), but that the joints no longer had the volcano feature in later years.
 

J-wagon

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Bike is definitely Snyder(Rollfast) built though. Check out the tell-tale adjustable fender brace mounts on the dropouts.
The Snyder sprocket pictured has six sectors (more symmetrical), but a Murray sprocket has five. Note that the bottom bracket has the dust caps like a Snyder (and Columbia?), but that the joints no longer had the volcano feature in later years.
These good pointers!
 

SpiceAndLemonade

On Training Wheels
Thanks everyone! You answered my questions way faster than Google and with a nice welcome. 🙂 I'll try to post pictures when I get her put all back together. I had to straighten out some of the dents in the fenders (or well, the pieces that help support the fenders). Apparently it crashed at some point, so it was bent in a few places, but nothing that a bit of gentle hammering can't help.
 

Adamtinkerer

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Yes, Snyder built Firestones for a fairly short time, 1958-64 at the longest. Their serial #s start with A in '59, and continue alphabetically, before returning to A again in '69. I have a fancy chrome one.
1648888
 
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