Pierce Bicycle serial numbers

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  1. #121 Posted Nov 11, 2017

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    From L.A.W. Bulletin and Good Roads issues dated as follows:

    09/17/1897 - Stolen: Pierce No. 24415
    09/24/1897 - Stolen: Pierce No. 23174
    10/01/1897 - Stolen: Pierce No. 32258
    11/05/1897 - Stolen: Pierce No. 19700
    11/12/1897 - Stolen: Pierce Special No. 17442
    03/25/1898 - Stolen: Pierce No. 30797
    06/10/1898 - Stolen: Pierce Racer No. 35823
     
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    This seriously helps date range bikes and serial numbers....
     
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    Updated 12-11-17 .... I'll try and consolidate all numbers to this thread.


    New Updates - with hard dates & date range info from Stolen Bicycle Ads


    ( Keep in mind some of the dates on these bikes are speculation on the owners part. Part of the reason we are doing the serial number list of these bikes is to help us all find a way to date range our bicycles. This has been indicated where possible - nothing is written in stone )

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    XXXX Special Man's - No Serial No's ( need to check rear dropout ) Not on BB, Not Lugged, Chained, Nickel fork - ( Cabe owner ) The cabe...Pictured in this thread ( 1890's? )


    17442 Pierce Special - reported stolen 11/12/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. ) add the Hard Date of 1896 for serial no 22384 - we have a close date range here.

    19700 Pierce - reported stolen 11/05/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. ) add the Hard Date of 1896 for serial no 22384 - we have a close date range here.

    22384 Mens Pierce 1896 Model - Ranford No 77, Sager Saddle (Black ), 22 inch frame - gear 70. This was owned by Albert W White 146008 LAW - who reported it stolen on May 5th and placed a Stolen Ad in the LAW Bulletin May 14 1897 ( This is a HARD DATE for this serial number! )

    23174 Pierce - reported stolen 09/24/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This gives us a date range for this serial number. )

    24415 Pierce - reported stolen 09/17/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    30797 Pierce - reported stolen 03/25/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    32258 Pierce - reported stolen 10/01/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    35823 Pierce Racer - reported stolen 06/10/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    55972 Special Man's c1898 - Collected by Dave Toppin

    58877 ( Stamped on seat post ) Rear steering Tandem ( dfa242 ) The Cabe

    57365 Special Model 344 Chain driven cushion ( Flat Spring by Crank ) - Shawn - believed to be 1901/2….the cabe

    60292 Racer Man’s - Collected by Dave Toppin

    61489 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Maybe a model 513? Sager Seat, Fairbanks Rims, Nickel Fork (gben) The cabe

    61758 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe

    63456 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Special Racer - riveted below badge( corbettclassics ) The Cabe

    70228 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Chainless rear cushion, Buffalo NY badge ( Alex Nicholas ) The Cabe

    76088 Men’s Chainless - ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, spring forks (no shackles), New Departure/P&F Corbin coaster brake, Christy saddleBadge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo

    77092 Special Racer - Nickel Plated

    85410 Men's Chainless - Hygenic Cushion frame - No springer fork ( Mikeymike ) the Cabe

    86133 Cushion Chain Driven - Thought to be 1901 ( Richard Smith )

    87605 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )

    92688 ( Stamped in Seat tube ) Hygenic Cushion Chain ( Metal Springer rear ) Springer Fork ( Special badge ) Nickel Head from Capoke

    96665 Ladies Chainless ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, Spring forks w/shackles, Pierce New Departure coaster brake, Christy saddle
    Badge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo


    106877 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )

    106877 Chainless Men’s - collected by David Toppin - Again not sure if he is referring to Richards bike

    106906 Chainless Men’s - Hygenic Cuhsion Frame - from Capoke

    135320 Cushion Chain driven model - believed to be a 1903/4? ( Will Cress ) Stamped on Seat tube

    135320 Chainless - collected by David Toppin…Not sure if he is referring to Will’s or if this is another Model?

    145187 ( Stamped on Seat tube ) Cushion Chain driven model, Shakled nickel spring fork- ( Cabe Owner ) Thought to be 1910

    x1492b1 (Stamped on Dropout ) Chain Driven model - Collared seat tube (Redline1968) The Cabe....odd serial number? Thought to be post 1908

    152026 Chain Driven - LuxLow Stamped on Dropout

    156523 ( Stamped on dropout ) Thought to be Special Racer - missing Special racer plate - Collared seat post, Buffalo Badge. Kirk Thomas - the cabe ( thought to be orig. purchased in 1914 )

    165302 Man's c1900 ….collected by David Toppin

    165509 - Model 110 Special Racer ( Carey Williams ) stamped on dropout

    165509 Special Racer Man’s ..Collected by David Toppin - not sure if he is referring to Carey’s bike

    166682 Model 121. Pierce Cycle Co, Buffalo badge. ( dfa252 ) Pace bike with Lap Bell

    170381 Racer Badge is Pierce Cycle Co., Buffalo ( Jeff Powell )

    178873 (stamped on drop out) Frank Kramer Special (twowheelfan) the Cabe

    180173 Chain driven , two piece hanger roadster ( gkeep ) The cabe

    185513 ( stamped on drop out ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe


    --------------------------------------------------------------- ( Angola Badged )

    ( in theory when Emblem bought out Pierce and changed badge in 1918 )

    (……..) Small Childs bike ( Angola Badged ) from Capoke auction site

    255073 ( Stamped on BB ) Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer, Lugged / BSA Chainring, Angola Badged ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe

    256237 Pierce SBBR ( Carlitos ) considered to be a 1922 model

    263054 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer Model Lugged ( Kccomet ) The Cabe

    303434 Frank Kramer Special (PKS ) Lugged / BSA Chainring, Chrome (Nickel?) plated frame ( Dweber ) The Cabe

    320717 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Nickel Frame, Lugged Head ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe
     
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  4. #124 Posted Nov 13, 2017

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    More stolen Pierces from L.A.W. Bulletin and Good Roads issues dated as follows (Have looked through 1893-1901 LAW Bulletins and this is all I have found for stolen Pierces):

    07/16/1897 - Stolen: From W.T. Hunt, Newark, N.J., '96 model "Pierce Special," No. 17,015, Mesinger saddle, wood spring, 80 gear; Humber 3-16 in. chain; Brodenburg pedals; 1 1/2 Dunlop tires; Kuntz rims.
    07/08/1898 - Stolen: 1896 Pierce Special Ladies' No. 92102 (this one does not fit sequence, maybe a typo)
    08/05/1898 - Stolen: Pierce Lady's No. 37502
    09/09/1898 - Stolen: Pierce Bicycles No. 32140 and No. 32873
    09/16/1898 - Stolen: Pierce No. 41383
    10/28/1898 - Stolen: Pierce Racer No. 40460
    06/02/1899 - Stolen: Pierce No. 42866

    Note: In #123 posting above for No. 22384 listing there is a typo. Should be "Hartford" No. 77 instead of Ranford No. 77.
     
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    Updated 13-11-17 .... I'll try and consolidate all numbers to this thread.

    New Updates - with hard dates & date range info from Stolen Bicycle Ads - Big thanks to cabe member Blue Streak!

    ( Keep in mind some of the dates on these bikes are speculation on the owners part. Part of the reason we are doing the serial number list of these bikes is to help us all find a way to date range our bicycles. This has been indicated where possible - nothing is written in stone )

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    XXXX Special Man's - No Serial No's ( need to check rear dropout ) Not on BB, Not Lugged, Chained, Nickel fork - ( Cabe owner ) The cabe...Pictured in this thread ( 1890's? )

    17015 Men’s Pierce Special 1896 Model - Messinger saddle, Wood spring, 80 gear: Humber 3-16 in. chain, Brodenburg pedals; 1 1/2 Dunlop tires; Kuntz rims. This was owned by W.T. Hunt of Newark NJ. - who reported it stolen 07/16/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This is a Hard Date of for this serial number )

    17442 Pierce Special - reported stolen 11/12/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. ) add the Hard Date for 17015 of 1896 and 1896 for serial no 22384 - it would reason we have date range here of 1896.

    19700 Pierce - reported stolen 11/05/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. ) add the Hard Date for 17015 of 1896 and 1896 for serial no 22384 - it would reason we have date range here of 1896.

    22384 Mens Pierce 1896 Model - Hartford No 77, Sager Saddle (Black ), 22 inch frame - gear 70. This was owned by Albert W White 146008 LAW - who reported it stolen on May 5th and placed a Stolen Ad in the LAW Bulletin May 14 1897 ( This is a HARD DATE for this serial number! )

    23174 Pierce - reported stolen 09/24/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This gives us a date range for this serial number. )

    24415 Pierce - reported stolen 09/17/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    30797 Pierce - reported stolen 03/25/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    32140 Pierce Bicycle - reported stolen 09/09/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number.) Reported stolen with serial no 32873

    32258 Pierce - reported stolen 10/01/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    35873 Pierce Bicycle - reported stolen 09/09/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. ) Reported stolen with serial no 32140

    35823 Pierce Racer - reported stolen 06/10/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    37502 Pierce Ladies - reported stolen 08/05/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    40460 Pierce Racer - reported stolen 10/28/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    41383 Pierce Bicycle - reported stolen 09/16/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    42866 Pierce Bicycle - reported stolen 06/02/1899 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    55972 Special Man's c1898 - Collected by Dave Toppin

    58877 ( Stamped on seat post ) Rear steering Tandem ( dfa242 ) The Cabe

    57365 Special Model 344 Chain driven cushion ( Flat Spring by Crank ) - Shawn - believed to be 1901/2….the cabe

    60292 Racer Man’s - Collected by Dave Toppin

    61489 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Maybe a model 513? Sager Seat, Fairbanks Rims, Nickel Fork (gben) The cabe

    61758 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe

    63456 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Special Racer - riveted below badge( corbettclassics ) The Cabe

    70228 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Chainless rear cushion, Buffalo NY badge ( Alex Nicholas ) The Cabe

    76088 Men’s Chainless - ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, spring forks (no shackles), New Departure/P&F Corbin coaster brake, Christy saddleBadge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo

    77092 Special Racer - Nickel Plated

    85410 Men's Chainless - Hygenic Cushion frame - No springer fork ( Mikeymike ) the Cabe

    86133 Cushion Chain Driven - Thought to be 1901 ( Richard Smith )

    87605 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )

    92688 ( Stamped in Seat tube ) Hygenic Cushion Chain ( Metal Springer rear ) Springer Fork ( Special badge ) Nickel Head from Capoke

    96665 Ladies Chainless ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, Spring forks w/shackles, Pierce New Departure coaster brake, Christy saddle Badge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo

    106877 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )

    106877 Chainless Men’s - collected by David Toppin - Again not sure if he is referring to Richards bike

    106906 Chainless Men’s - Hygenic Cuhsion Frame - from Capoke

    135320 Cushion Chain driven model - believed to be a 1903/4? ( Will Cress ) Stamped on Seat tube

    135320 Chainless - collected by David Toppin…Not sure if he is referring to Will’s or if this is another Model?

    145187 ( Stamped on Seat tube ) Cushion Chain driven model, Shakled nickel spring fork- ( Cabe Owner ) Thought to be 1910

    x1492b1 (Stamped on Dropout ) Chain Driven model - Collared seat tube (Redline1968) The Cabe....odd serial number? Thought to be post 1908

    152026 Chain Driven - LuxLow Stamped on Dropout

    156523 ( Stamped on dropout ) Thought to be Special Racer - missing Special racer plate - Collared seat post, Buffalo Badge. Kirk Thomas - the cabe ( thought to be orig. purchased in 1914 )

    165302 Man's c1900 ….collected by David Toppin

    165509 - Model 110 Special Racer ( Carey Williams ) stamped on dropout

    165509 Special Racer Man’s ..Collected by David Toppin - not sure if he is referring to Carey’s bike

    166682 Model 121. Pierce Cycle Co, Buffalo badge. ( dfa252 ) Pace bike with Lap Bell

    170381 Racer Badge is Pierce Cycle Co., Buffalo ( Jeff Powell )

    178873 (stamped on drop out) Frank Kramer Special (twowheelfan) the Cabe

    180173 Chain driven , two piece hanger roadster ( gkeep ) The cabe

    185513 ( stamped on drop out ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe


    --------------------------------------------------------------- ( Angola Badged )

    ( in theory when Emblem bought out Pierce and changed badge in 1918 )

    (……..) Small Childs bike ( Angola Badged ) from Capoke auction site

    255073 ( Stamped on BB ) Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer, Lugged / BSA Chainring, Angola Badged ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe

    256237 Pierce SBBR ( Carlitos ) considered to be a 1922 model

    263054 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer Model Lugged ( Kccomet ) The Cabe

    303434 Frank Kramer Special (PKS ) Lugged / BSA Chainring, Chrome (Nickel?) plated frame ( Dweber ) The Cabe

    320717 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Nickel Frame, Lugged Head ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe
     
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    Updated 18-11-17 .... I'll try and consolidate all numbers to this thread.

    New Updates - with hard dates & date range info from Stolen Bicycle Ads
    & The Pierce Museum - Big thanks to cabe member Blue Streak! .........and everyone else who has contributed to this thread.

    ( Keep in mind some of the dates on these bikes are speculation on the owners part. Part of the reason we are doing the serial number list of these bikes is to help us all find a way to date range our bicycles. This has been indicated where possible - nothing is written in stone )

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    XXXX Special Man's - No Serial No's ( need to check rear dropout ) Not on BB, Not Lugged, Chained, Nickel fork - ( Cabe owner ) The cabe...Pictured in this thread ( 1890's? )

    17015 Men’s Pierce Special 1896 Model - Messinger saddle, Wood spring, 80 gear: Humber 3-16 in. chain, Brodenburg pedals; 1 1/2 Dunlop tires; Kuntz rims. This was owned by W.T. Hunt of Newark NJ. - who reported it stolen 07/16/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This is a Hard Date of for this serial number! )

    17442 Pierce Special - reported stolen 11/12/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. ) add the Hard Date for 17015 of 1896 and 1896 for serial no 22384 - it would reason we have date range here of 1896.

    19700 Pierce - reported stolen 11/05/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. ) add the Hard Date for 17015 of 1896 and 1896 for serial no 22384 - it would reason we have date range here of 1896.

    21638 Pierce - Sold at Capoke 10-19-2013

    22384 Mens Pierce 1896 Model - Hartford No 77, Sager Saddle (Black ), 22 inch frame - gear 70. This was owned by Albert W White 146008 LAW - who reported it stolen on May 5th and placed a Stolen Ad in the LAW Bulletin May 14 1897 ( This is a HARD DATE for this serial number! )

    22729 Pierce Special - Women’s maroon paint lugged frame ( from the Pierce Museum ) - TY Cabe member Blue Streak

    23174 Pierce - reported stolen 09/24/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This gives us a date range for this serial number. )

    24415 Pierce - reported stolen 09/17/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    30797 Pierce - reported stolen 03/25/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    31495 Pierce Special - Men’s ( had a Pan America Decal on it - but based on the serial number it would be around 1897-98 model - had a lugged frame. ( from the Pierce Bicycle Museum ) - TY Cape member Blue Streak

    32140 Pierce Bicycle - reported stolen 09/09/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number.) Reported stolen with serial no 32873

    32258 Pierce - reported stolen 10/01/1897 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    35873 Pierce Bicycle - reported stolen 09/09/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. ) Reported stolen with serial no 32140

    35823 Pierce Racer - reported stolen 06/10/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    37502 Pierce Ladies - reported stolen 08/05/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    40460 Pierce Racer - reported stolen 10/28/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    41383 Pierce Bicycle - reported stolen 09/16/1898 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    42866 Pierce Bicycle - reported stolen 06/02/1899 ..LAW Bulletin ( This give us a date range for this serial number. )

    55615 Pierce Special - Men’s ( from the Pierce Bicycle Museum ) - TY Cabe member Blue Streak

    55972 Special Man's c1898 - Collected by Dave Toppin

    58877 ( Stamped on seat post ) Rear steering Tandem ( dfa242 ) The Cabe

    57365 Special Model 344 Chain driven cushion ( Flat Spring by Crank ) - Shawn - believed to be 1901/2….the cabe

    60292 Racer Man’s - Collected by Dave Toppin

    61489 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Maybe a model 513? Sager Seat, Fairbanks Rims, Nickel Fork (gben) The cabe

    61758 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe

    63456 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Special Racer - riveted below badge( corbettclassics ) The Cabe

    70228 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Chainless rear cushion, Buffalo NY badge ( Alex Nicholas ) The Cabe

    76088 Men’s Chainless - ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, spring forks (no shackles), New Departure/P&F Corbin coaster brake, Christy saddleBadge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo

    77092 Special Racer - Nickel Plated

    85410 Men's Chainless - Hygenic Cushion frame - No springer fork ( Mikeymike ) the Cabe

    86133 Cushion Chain Driven - Thought to be 1901 ( Richard Smith )

    86689 Pan-Am Cushion frame shaft chainless w rigid fork ( from the Pierce bicycle museum ) - TY Cape member Blue Streak

    87605 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )

    92688 ( Stamped in Seat tube ) Hygenic Cushion Chain ( Metal Springer rear ) Springer Fork ( Special badge ) Nickel Head from Capoke

    96613 Pierce - sold at Capoke 4/22/2006

    96665 Ladies Chainless ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, Spring forks w/shackles, Pierce New Departure coaster brake, Christy saddle Badge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo

    106877 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )

    106877 Chainless Men’s - collected by David Toppin - Again not sure if he is referring to Richards bike

    106906 Chainless Men’s - Hygenic Cuhsion Frame - from Capoke

    135320 Cushion Chain driven model - believed to be a 1903/4? ( Will Cress ) Stamped on Seat tube

    135320 Chainless - collected by David Toppin…Not sure if he is referring to Will’s or if this is another Model?

    145187 ( Stamped on Seat tube ) Cushion Chain driven model, Shakled nickel spring fork- ( Cabe Owner ) Thought to be 1910 by owner? - ( very possibly not correct. )

    145471 Cushion Chain driven model, nickel spring fork- ( from the Pierce bicycle museum ) TY cabe member Blue Streak

    x1492b1 (Stamped on Dropout ) Chain Driven model - Collared seat tube (Redline1968) The Cabe....odd serial number? Thought to be post 1908

    152026 Chain Driven - LuxLow Stamped on Dropout

    156523 ( Stamped on dropout ) Thought to be Special Racer - missing Special racer plate - Collared seat post, Buffalo Badge. Kirk Thomas - the cabe ( thought to be orig. purchased in 1914 )

    165302 Man's c1900 ….collected by David Toppin

    165509 - Model 110 Special Racer ( Carey Williams ) stamped on dropout

    165509 Special Racer Man’s ..Collected by David Toppin - not sure if he is referring to Carey’s bike

    166682 Model 121. Pierce Cycle Co, Buffalo badge. ( dfa252 ) Pace bike with Lap Bell

    170381 Racer Badge is Pierce Cycle Co., Buffalo ( Jeff Powell )

    178873 (stamped on drop out) Frank Kramer Special (twowheelfan) the Cabe

    180173 Chain driven , two piece hanger roadster ( gkeep ) The cabe

    185513 ( stamped on drop out ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe


    --------------------------------------------------------------- ( Angola Badged )

    ( in theory when Emblem bought out Pierce and changed badge in 1918 )

    (……..) Small Childs bike ( Angola Badged ) from Capoke auction site

    255073 ( Stamped on BB ) Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer, Lugged / BSA Chainring, Angola Badged ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe

    256237 Pierce SBBR ( Carlitos ) considered to be a 1922 model

    263054 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer Model Lugged ( Kccomet ) The Cabe

    303434 Frank Kramer Special (PKS ) Lugged / BSA Chainring, Chrome (Nickel?) plated frame ( Dweber ) The Cabe

    320717 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Nickel Frame, Lugged Head ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe
     
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    Cabe member Blue Streak has been very helpful and taken quite a few nice photo's of the Pierce Museum. Please check these out when you get a chance. Looks quite interesting.

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/n...isplay-here-in-buffalo-ny.118165/#post-809504

    I will be posting some of the pictures that Blue Streak took as they relate to the serial numbers above and could be helpful to those attempting to restore and date their bicycles. Also of interest will be the Pan American.
     
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    Here is a photo of the various badges and what the Museum considers their dateline.

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    This is the photo of the Pierce Special 22729 ( Note the serial number above the fork ) possibly 1896? ( TY Cabe member Blue Streak for your work on this! )..... Note the badge.

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    Pierce 31495 - serial number above the fork. Boys Chain drive. Very possibly a 1897 as it has a sidepath sticker on the seat tube. ( TY Cabe member Blue Streak for your work on this ) I like the saddle on this one. The Museum is calling this a Pan-Am special and has dated it at 1901.

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    Pierce Special 55615 - Serial Number on the seat post. Museum has dated it around c1901. I think we can get some fairly accurate dates with analysis of the stolen ads. Though, they to can have typos and be incorrect. ( TY to Cabe member Blue Streak for the work on this. )

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    Pierce 86689 - Serial number on the seat post. Note this is the Pan-American Special Cushion Frame.

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    Pierce 145471 - Serial Number on the seat tube. Boys Cushion frame chain model. (TY Cabe member Blue Streak for the work and photos )

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    From Bearings 1894 for the 1895 market.... Note the name migrating to Pierce in conjunction with the Queen City line.

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    From Bearings for the 1895 bicycle show in Chicago - Note the introduction of the Pierce brand.

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    Jan 1895 at the chicago show stand 37 { from Bearings Jan 1895 )

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    First Ad for the Model 1 Pierce ( from Bearings Jan 1895 )

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    Bearings reporter at the show in 1895 - note prices and no of models.

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  16. #136 Posted Nov 21, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Here is My 1920s PKS!!:D Based on The Details and Specifications; It is 22" Mid BB to Top of Seat Tube,,,and 21" From Top BB to Top of Seat Tube!!!
    I'm NO Expert!!!
    May Come Up for SALE PM If Interested!!
    Pure Track Bikes are Too Soft for The Road,,and I Like Riding Mines Hard!!!
    Check the Color!!!!
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  17. #137 Posted Nov 21, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Sorry,,,,Double Post!!!
     
  18. #138 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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  19. #139 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I believe “P” stands for Professional Model.
     
  20. #140 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Then what does the "K" stand for?