Show your Davis built bicycles

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by dave the wave, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. #541 Posted Apr 17, 2017

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    Found this today. IMG_0635.jpg
     
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  2. #542 Posted Apr 18, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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  3. #543 Posted Apr 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Just to add to the narrative of this thread, I found these alphabet markings on the components of a 1918 Harley Davidson Motorcyke.
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  4. #544 Posted Apr 19, 2017

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    Here is an original

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  5. #545 Posted Sep 10, 2017

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    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.
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  6. #546 Posted Sep 10, 2017

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    That's a nice version of the "Track Racer" model badge. I wonder if it's earlier than mine.

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  7. #547 Posted Sep 10, 2017

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    The bottle cap (which is gone) makes it 1914-1922....so I believe that is the earlier version. The one you pictured.
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    Photo credit: hoofhearted.
     
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  8. #548 Posted Sep 18, 2017

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    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.
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  9. #549 Posted Sep 19, 2017

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    Rustyspoke66 ... thank you for posting that pic.

    The building is still existent to this very day on Linden Ave.

    ..... patric
     
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  11. #551 Posted Sep 19, 2017

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    IMG_1761.JPG 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. IMG_1760.JPG
     
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  12. #552 Posted Sep 21, 2017

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    Here's my original Davis. Check out warped wheel from a wet basement! Unmolested

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  13. #553 Posted Nov 30, 2017

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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
     
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    is this a Davis chain ring ? looks like the one on the bike in post #404 s-l1600 (8).jpg
     
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  16. #556 Posted Dec 22, 2017

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    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?
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    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.
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  17. #557 Posted Jan 1, 2018

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  20. #560 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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