Need some help on dating this Columbia


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redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 16, 2008
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had this for a long time thought I’d ask what year this would be and is that the correct fork.. it appears to be ballon tire. Any pics of one to see. Thanks

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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
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IF it is in fact a ballooner frame, I would say its likely 1934 - 1935. But I'm basing that solely by the style of it. I don't know how to date it by the serial number.
 
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redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 16, 2008
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I kinda figured it some where early but I don’t see many Columbia’s so I’m curious on what a complete one looks like.
 

Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
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#6
N would indicate 1935. Make sure you check for an overcode which would be another letter and one or two numbers stamped above the serial code line.
 
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mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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I'll go along w/ 1935. I had two girls Westfield's, 34 & 35. The frames appeared to be made to accommodate either 26" or 28" wheels with just swapping the fork out. Both bikes had a fork w/ three horizontal ribs at the top, under the stem. No photo's.
 

Mercian

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redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 16, 2008
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I looked to see if there are any other prefixes and none to be found.. 1935is late for this frame style. Anyone know if they come with stainless steel fenders? I think this type had the rubber bushing between the rear fender and frame.thanks for the info.
 

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