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Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by dave the wave, Dec 1, 2011.
Found this today.
great ad glen.
Just to add to the narrative of this thread, I found these alphabet markings on the components of a 1918 Harley Davidson Motorcyke.
Here is an original
Got a tip from a fellow cabe friend. Badge holes look/are drilled after the fact. The bottle cap was sanded off. Thought I'd share.
That's a nice version of the "Track Racer" model badge. I wonder if it's earlier than mine.
The bottle cap (which is gone) makes it 1914-1922....so I believe that is the earlier version. The one you pictured.
Photo credit: hoofhearted.
Found this while surfing around the web wondering about the years that Davis was in operation. It came from a post card series book called Dayton.
Rustyspoke66 ... thank you for posting that pic.
The building is still existent to this very day on Linden Ave.
Sweet! That might require a trip to Google Earth! So just out of curiosity is it possible or is there more evidence that I missed in the last 28 pages that Shelby bought Davis or did Davis use Shelby parts in there last days? It would be nice for all the interest in Davis if we could see the history pieced together and somehow installed at the beginning of the thread.
I missed this one https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/davis-sewing-machine-out-of-business-start-of-huffman-mfg.116405/
Pretty current photo...I think some of it is artists spaces. I am gonna have to make the pilgrimage someday soon. Looks like such a cool place. Thanks for sharing.
Here's my original Davis. Check out warped wheel from a wet basement! Unmolested
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I live 1 mile away in a historic district pass there all of the time been through the building it’s great
is this a Davis chain ring ? looks like the one on the bike in post #404
I'm sorry for interrupting this thread, but I have a question about the Sears and Davis relationship? I'm currently researching an agreement between the British Sturmey Archer and Sears, Roebuck's. https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/sturmey-archer-tricoaster.122737/
There's evidence the S-A Tricoaster were standard and optional equipment on Daytons, Excelsior, and Chiefs, plus many other brands in 1915. If anyone has a Tricoaster rear hub without the large stamped ‘S’ please share a pic or info at the above link to avoid hijacking this thread.
On another note, I'd like to thank Chris (Chitown), who posted the bottom articles from a 1914 Sears catalog about a Sears factory?
I also found evidence that in 1914 the King Sewing Machine Co manufactured the S-A Tricoaster in Chicago (King was a subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck)! Does anyone have any idea as to how many companies Sears contracted for their bicycle manufacturing?
Additionally, I found this interesting titbit about Sears acquiring the controlling interest of Davis...can anyone elaborate? How long did Sears owned Davis and when did they sell it or did they? Again, submit your response/s directly to https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/sturmey-archer-tricoaster.122737/ to avoid disrupting this thread.
Very nice Dave!!