Rat Trap Pedal i.d. Thread

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by Jesse McCauley, Aug 15, 2017.

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  1. #1 Posted Aug 15, 2017

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    Me thinks its high time we make a running thread dedicated to identifying the hundreds if not thousands of designs of late 19th and early 20th century rat trap pedals. Other interesting and distinct pedals from the period are also going to be represented but primarily rat traps.
    Ideally I would love to see only original primary source documents showing both company/model name and the design of the pedal in question so there will be no dispute necessary.

    Here's a start-

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    1898 - Modern Bicycle and Its Accessories - AWT Pedal Image.JPG

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    Here's a few from my archives:

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    More from the data stash-

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  4. #4 Posted Aug 15, 2017

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    I've always wondered when this pedal will show up!

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  5. #5 Posted Aug 25, 2017

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    I'll try to remember to post a few every week, keep me on my game.

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  6. #6 Posted Aug 25, 2017

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    Great introduction to the pedal "story". I always have loved reading old advertisements, the wording is fascinating. Especially like the one in the Record Pedal one "A True Story"..."he had imitated the widows parrot"....doesn't get any better than that.

    Mike
     
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  7. #7 Posted Aug 25, 2017

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    Great post Jesse. Thanks
     
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  8. #8 Posted Aug 25, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  9. #9 Posted Oct 6, 2017

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    From the Bicycling World - 1901...... The inventor of the bicycle pedal has died.

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    My two favorites.... I'd love to find either of these for my Racycle...... First the Ramsey, I wouldn't even care if they had the toe clips, I just think they're the coolest! Or the model 208 Diamond, the cross in the ends matches the Racycle head badge! image.jpeg image.png
     
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  11. #11 Posted Oct 25, 2017

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    A few more....

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    More Rat Traps - Thanks for the contributions everybody, keep em' comin.

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