Found Teens 28" Carrier for Westfield Columbia 'Military Model'

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Mercian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 1, 2016
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France
Hi All,

The search continues for other parts for my 1917 Columbia 'Military Model'.

I would like to find the correct pattern of carrier for it. I'm afraid I don't know the make (though it could be Standard / Persons'). If you can identify it, that would be helpful.

I have seen several similar, but none the same for sale yet.

Below, an original photo of the rack I'm looking for.
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Below, pictures of a recently found one (Credit, with Thanks, Blackcat on CABE)
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Thanks for your help.

Best Regards,

Adrian
 

Mercian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 1, 2016
516
52
France
Hi Scott,

Thanks for keeping an eye open for this.

You're right, the devil is in the detail here.

Because of the short specification time involved, I'm sure it must have been an off the shelf item, but 100 years adds rarity to even common pieces.

Best Regards,

Adrian
 

Bozman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 6, 2009
765
Alexandria, Virginia United States
I've seen the rack you are looking for on period Iver Johnson bicycles. I'm sure it was an off the shelf item.

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New Mexico Brant

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Don't despair Adrian, one will turn up! It would be interesting to find out what parts company actually made these racks. I agree with Boz, these likely were an accessory that could bought from a supply house in the US market.

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Bozman

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I have a bunch of old bicycle parts catalogs that I will look through to see if I can identify the manufacturer.

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Bozman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 6, 2009
765
Alexandria, Virginia United States
Found it! Or very close to it.

In the old Walthour & Hood Co. Catalog. The rack is very close to the No. 5 carrier or the Wald luggage carrier. I don't have the year of the catalog but my guess is the late teens early 20s.
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Mercian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 1, 2016
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France
Hi Boz, Brant.

Thanks for doing the research (-:

The 15 looks very different, but the 5 and 'Wald luggage Carrier' both look like variations where the rack and legs are the same, just, as Brant said, the hinged front area varies.

It would make sense if it was a Wald piece, since I understand that the original handlebars were Wald too.

Happy Hunting!

Best Regards,

Adrian
 
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Mercian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 1, 2016
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An optimistic Bump.

Thanks for the help so far.
 

New Mexico Brant

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Found!

Thanks to Jesse, and for the input of all members on this thread. (-:

Best Regards,

Adrian
I found another one a couple days ago to use on my Great Western military model. They are out there! A big thanks to @Kickstand3 for the tip that got me this one.

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