Now why do people all say Colson Imperial when they have a 38 Colson?

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fatbike

Enjoying my 37 Colson Commander
Now why do people all say Colson Imperial when they have a 38 Colson? There is a 38 Colson bicycle model and there is a Colson Imperial model. Completely different.

Attached: Colson tank bike, I know the truss/fork is wrong, A Colson Imperial model and A eBay for sale impression called Imperial.

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Archie Sturmer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Not only two. https://thecabe.com/forum/media/albums/1938-colson-catalog.2385/
So from the 1938 catalog posted by @catfish, Colson had both “equipped” models (04) and non-equipped models (03), in the men’s double bar streamline frame.
Colson also had two sizes, 18” (6) & 20” (8).
Then Colson also had 4 different parts, accessories and finish combinations: (1) special [price?]; (2) standard; (3) deluxe; and (4) imperial.
Not sure what the “imperial striping” might look like(?).
All 16 of those variants were Colson bicycles, in the Colson Bicycles 1938 catalog; (32 if one counts the double bar ladies’ style frame).
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Kinda like people calling all Huffmans "Daytons". Not sure if its ignorance or something else. As Archie alludes to there were two Imperial Models for '38; the Model 07468 which was the flat side tank model and Model 04468 as shown in this thread (similar to the snap tank model). The Imperial, however, did not use snap tank but is held together with screws. V/r Shawn
 

fatbike

Enjoying my 37 Colson Commander
Not only two. https://thecabe.com/forum/media/albums/1938-colson-catalog.2385/
So from the 1938 catalog posted by @catfish, Colson had both “equipped” models (04) and non-equipped models (03), in the men’s double bar streamline frame.
Colson also had two sizes, 18” (6) & 20” (8).
Then Colson also had 4 different parts, accessories and finish combinations: (1) special [price?]; (2) standard; (3) deluxe; and (4) imperial.
Not sure what the “imperial striping” might look like(?).
All 16 of those variants were Colson bicycles, in the Colson Bicycles 1938 catalog; (32 if one counts the double bar ladies’ style frame).
Of course there are more models, I was just making an example.
 

fatbike

Enjoying my 37 Colson Commander
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