Need help identifying this bike


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petritl

I live for the CABE
Aug 15, 2012
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1,247
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Washington, IL
#8
I purchased the bike today; the seller thought it was 1915 but the bike has a block chain which makes me think it is earlier.
What year is it?

The numbers on the bottom bracket appear to be faintly stamped 1385

Does anyone have a spare seat clamp they would part with? I would like to reassemble the saddle and mount it as-is.

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Goldenindian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 31, 2014
757
1,058
Marinette, Wisconsin
#9
Check/remove more paint under the bottom bracket. Check more in the center, away from the rim. Any single numbers or letters? There “MAY” be more digits. Thanks for sharing. That is an awesome frame! Hope this helps. Congrats
 
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Goldenindian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 31, 2014
757
1,058
Marinette, Wisconsin
#14
Maybe something there? That ad cds2323 posted looks exactly right! Thanks for sharing that!
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,567
4,475
Fairborn, Ohio
#16

Thank you for the heads-up .. rollfaster !!


Both machines, Cast Iron guy (first machine) AND petritl (second machine)
are both Davis-Built. Second machine has no information as to who the
distributor was ... could be another hardware company like, Mumford & Son
Hardware Co.

Davis may have wholesaled the same model and color scheme machine to
seventeen different distributors.

cds2323 provided what appears to be a 1910 catalog illustration of the same
(as above) bicycle. The illustration features the same pedals, saddle, handle-
bar, and round-in-cross section crank.

The machines differ in the chainring design compared to the illustration.

Also ... Cast Iron guy's machine features a crank locknut that is of the pin-
spanner
variety ... the illustration and petritl's crank locknut are not shown.

CORRECTION as of 10:44 P.M. EST ... it has now been photographically-
established that petritl's crank locknut is of the pin-spanner variety.


Waaay kool to see two survivors in roughly the same degree of survival.

....... patric

 
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