Looking for info on this odd prewar rack

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ozzmonaut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 26, 2011
818
Mount Airy, NC
I really like it. It can fold down to act as a normal rack, or fold upwards to hold things inside. It reminds me of the produce basket racks like a friend of mine has on the back of his cycletruck, except his is round and doesn't fold or anything. Anyways, I just want to know more about it. I am thinking of putting it on my 36 Mead Motobike.

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ozzmonaut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 26, 2011
818
Mount Airy, NC
C'mon everybody. If I can at least find out the time period of manufacture, I can determine if I want it on my Mead.
 

ozzmonaut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 26, 2011
818
Mount Airy, NC
Has anybody ever had one like this? Does it maybe have a specific purpose or is it just for carrying things in general? I don't see any manufacturer stampings. Maybe someone has some catalog pictures of one?
 

Andrew Gorman

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 15, 2008
3,015
Pasadena (Hastings Ranch), United States
That is a great rack! I didn't see it in the Island Cycle catalog reprint. Is it big enough for a grocery bag?
 

ozzmonaut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 26, 2011
818
Mount Airy, NC
The inside of the space created is about 13.5x6.5 Doubt a grocery bag would fit. If the above basket was smaller it would look cool in there. I'm wondering why they made the end curved rather than making the whole thing boxy.
 

ozzmonaut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 26, 2011
818
Mount Airy, NC
Any ideas? I have seen a few like this on here before, but didn't own one at the time to warrant trying to commit the info to memory. Tried looking at past threads for racks and didn't see them.
 

ozzmonaut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 26, 2011
818
Mount Airy, NC
Still searching for info on this rack. Thanks for your help.
 

redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 16, 2008
5,584
Seattle, United States
I'd say a 1920's aftermarket piece. I would say it was a instore purchase accessory at a non bicycle shop like Sears mont wards ect...
 
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