Pierce Bicycle serial numbers

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  1. #141 Posted Nov 22, 2017

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    “K” = Kramer
    “S” = Special
     
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    I was aware of the Frank Kramer Special but had never heard of the Professional Kramer Special? I'll have to go back through this thread and see if I can find anything on that.
     
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    I guess "P" can also stand for Pierce. I have seen ads for Pierce Kramer Special but it is basically the Professional model.
     
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    PKS = Pierce Kramer Special as Far as I Can Read!!!
    It May Have Been FKS for the Buffalo Models,,,,Then It Changed????
     
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    1899 - Pierce Special Ad

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  7. #147 Posted Jan 12, 2018

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    I recently purchased this Pierce locally. Figured I would add it to the serial # list.
    Serial # 188250
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  8. #148 Posted Jan 13, 2018

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    Adding one I just found to the list.... #500551 ... maybe that first digit is a 6? on top of bottom bracket next to the sprocket. Also A 1650 on the bottom.

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  9. #149 Posted Jan 13, 2018

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    Yep, Angola era... serial number is latest of any listed here so far. I am betting it's close to 1930. Badge is missing but holes are in the correct spot for a Pierce badge, and of course the signature S brace and sprocket. It's had a hard life, but restorable. I may do this one, not sure yet. Got it from the original owners daughter.
     
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  11. #151 Posted Jan 16, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    Add mine,Serial number 601004 top of BB Nickle Plate aperture racer frame Angola badge. As a note the head was made flat plate that was formed similar to the late model schwinns. So the tubes were not joined at the head but about an inch back.
     
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    Have a pic to post? Would like to see it!
     
  13. #153 Posted Jan 16, 2018 at 1:52 PM
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  14. #154 Posted Jan 16, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    I got the pierce without wheels. found a set of wood racer rims on Ebay (tufo tires) Also I've added a ND two speed conversion Bit of a frankenbike but it must be a late 30s bike. IMG_1193.JPG
     
  15. #155 Posted Jan 16, 2018 at 2:11 PM

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    Mine has a Morrow hub dated 3rd quarter 1934, so assuming my hub is original to it, the bike is likely a '34. Your serial number is higher than mine, so you're probably right, late 30's, or mid.