Long Spring Saddle i.d. Help


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Blue Streak

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 4, 2015
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#1
Trying to determine maker of this long spring saddle. There is a name on the top of the leather saddle but too worn to read. On each side of saddle it says "OVB - Our Very Best". Overall length is 11-1/2" and width is 8-1/2". Thanks for any help with this.

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mongeese

I live for the CABE
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#2
Stamp on top first letter G ?
Glory?
Take a better straight on photo of top stamping please. Also maybe do a tissue paper scribe on it. A few years back I had a very similar saddle if not the exact same that was stamped Racycle where your worn stamping is.
 

Blue Streak

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 4, 2015
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Erie PA
#5
Here are two different close up photos of the top stamping. Looks like J _ _ N. Tissue paper did not work.

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mongeese

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I think 6 or 7 letters.
J U N I M or junior which does not make sense if it is full size. Could it be a word in Latin or Roman numerals?
 

redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#8
It says “our very best over the OVB” the side. Used on Columbia’s other bikes of the teens and twenty’s
 

Blue Streak

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 4, 2015
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Erie PA
#9
Thanks for everyone's input. I found the following reference and conclude that it was sold by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company of Chicago. Saddle No. 207 shown below from their 1915 catalog is similar but not exactly the same saddle. Still not sure what the stamp on top of saddle says but OVB on the sides confirms H.S.B. & Co. sold it.

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