The serial will not tell you how it was badged or the model. This model is a motorbike. Maybe you can post the badge hole spacing and @catfish@hoofhearted@Goldenindian could help identifying potential candidates. V/r Shawn
ssum2 .... Am sure you are aware of a CABE, long-running
thread called ''Anyone here own a Miami Flying Merkel
Miami Cycle and Manuf. Co. in Middletown, Ohio began the
making of F-M bicycles in 1912 ... and their LAST Published
Catalog is dated 1923. Many doubt that any 1923 machines
Shortly thereafter ... Miami Cycle was purchased by Westfield.
Their machines were assembled from Miami parts that Westfield
purchased. When the Miami parts disappeared, Westfield parts
I brought up the ''Anyone here own a Miami ...... '' thread for a reason --
i don't believe anyone has all of the tiny and large nuances deeply-
etched in their memory bank. It's important to refer back to this thread .. sometimes over and over.
Here are a few more fotos that can be used as possible clues .......
At this point, I have nothing more to offer .........
Respectfully ........ patric
^^^ Owner Vaughn's 1917 F-M ... no metallic badge, but has a rather worn F-M decal.
(You might be worn a bit if you were 101 years old.)
The above three fotos show ''Hercules Heads'' ...
AND No Seatmast Sleeve to support the aft end
of the undertank bar. I am leaving the researching
of the ''Hercules Head'' up to the reader.
The above fotos show a TALL FRAME Miami ride,
sporting a trumpet-mouth fitting on the fore-end
of the undertank bar .. and a sleeve on the aft-end.
Miami-Built frame showing stout fenderbridge ...
but No Overstated TRUMPET-MOUTH features
at the bridge ends.