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Looking for help identifying year and make of this prewar bicycle.

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ajtinker

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Good evening, I have a bicycle I'm trying to identify. It appears to be from the late 1920's or possibly 1930's. It is missing the headbadge, I'm thinking it could possibly be a Mead, but can't pin it down. Hoping the chainring and other features will assist in the identification. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank You -Austin

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Looks like a DP Harris ring, so maybe early Snyder. Whoever made that guard really wanted to keep the trousers clean and the same crankset on it, spend nothing. They cut out a section of the drive side chain~stay for clearance!
 
Looks like a DP Harris ring, so maybe early Snyder. Whoever made that guard really wanted to keep the trousers clean and the same crankset on it, spend nothing. They cut out a section of the drive side chain~stay for clearance!
Thank you for the response, that gives me a starting point to do a little research! I noticed the elaborate chain guard haha!
 
Old badge-less diamond frames are a challenge; not sure if the oval-shaped rear forks or chain stays, or forged round fork crown might be other clues.
 
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New York Sporting Goods and the middle teens, would be an example of a possible match.
In the 1915 catalog (see link to thread), it mentions manufacturers (because NYSG didn’t make the parts); and shows some similar sprockets; mentions the oval-shaped chain stays and the drop-forged semi-arch fork crown.
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This is the closest match I've seen, it looks very similar! Do you know the year of this advertisement or anymore details of this Nassau brand? Looks like 1915? Thank You!
 
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