Need Help with Evans Colson Scout Serial Number. I've read everything i can find

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Cruisery

On Training Wheels
I have a brewery and we have 7 or 8 vintage women's bikes and most of them I've been able to find a ton of information about but I'm struggling to find out much about this bike. The Serial number is B177969624. I'm guessing its a 1951? I'll attach pictures. Thank you for any help or resources. If anyone has an old advertisement of the bike I'd love to know how much is cost new.

aron


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Archie Sturmer

I live for the CABE
The “624” at the end of the serial number might be a “G24” - meaning Girls 24” wheels.
The “B” at the beginning of the serial number may reflect the date. I call my “D...B26” a 1957; and guess that your “B...G24” may be for 1955, plus or minus.
I believe that the estimate of 1951 may be years too early, as Evan might not have yet purchased the bicycle division of Colson.

<edit> Evans Products bought Colson in 1954.
A 1958 catalog lists the Girls 24" Sonic Scout available in glowing "Colorama" colors: Emerald Green with pine green trim and yellow outline, white seat, grips, pedals.
Few Girls models were ever pictured.
1168604

$57.95 new in 1958.
1168605
 
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JLF

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nice place! Cool bikes too. I haven’t been to Santa Barbara since 2014. Need to get back for a visit!
 

Archie Sturmer

I live for the CABE
Santa Barbara is only 2+1/2 hours from Union Station on the Amtrak Coast-Starlight schedule; departure 10:10am, and arrival 12:40pm. About 10 minutes faster on the Pacific-Surfliner.
I believe that now they allow for bicycles to be loaded within the checked baggage car.
 
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Santa Barbara is only 2+1/2 hours from Union Station on the Amtrak Coast-Starlight schedule; departure 10:10am, and arrival 12:40pm. About 10 minutes faster on the Pacific-Surfliner.
I believe that now they allow for bicycles to be loaded within the checked baggage car.
We took a weekend trip to San Diego a couple months ago on Amtrak & had a blast.

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Adamtinkerer

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Evans has probably the least information extant from the balloon era, as they were only in business from 1955-62. I'd guess the OP's bike is about a '55, as it still has mostly Colson features.
 
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