TOC Bicycle Stands & Racks


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New Mexico Brant

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 6, 2016
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Has anyone ever seen what I am guessing are TOC bicycle stands or wall racks. They were bought in the 1970’s in the attic of a former early bicycle shop in Vermont. They were with TOC bikes, frames, and a few crates of parts. The folding baskets I sold a couple months ago came out of the same shop. I can’t make out the first letters but I think it maybe: “T & D Mfr. Co.” with a swan emerging from a crown. I appreciate any thoughts. Kindly, Brant

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skiptooth

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 1, 2017
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#34
made the wood one the other day worked very well ! I was really surprised how well it worked. drilled the holes oversized and slid the ends up to the tires...thanks Jessie and every one for posting all the cool stands
 

Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
#36
I made this stand copied from an original (Ajax) stand. All my early bikes use this style stand as you can turn the cranks with the bike on it. I have modified the stands to suit different frame sizes and ladies bikes. View attachment 1049537

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Lorrdyyy!
I love that.
I need to renew my passport and take a belated trip to see you one of these days. Maybe come home with a @David Brown Original Ajax


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Mercian

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2016
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Hi, All.

A quick piece of research on these stands show that they were patented by David Raitt Robertson, and cast at Port Brae Machine Works, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, sometime between 1892 and at least 1896.I found the ‘improved’ patent from 1896, GB29676, (hopefully attached in .pdf below ) but was unable to find the original patent GB8683 of 1892. This appears to be the patent number cast into the bottom of the stands.

Type 1 and 2 picture Credits: gingganggoollie
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There appear to be at least three different types of stand, two types for the 1892 patent, and one for the 1896 patent.

The two 1892 type stands vary in the size of wheel they accept. Due to the manufacturing dates, I think this may be for the large ‘ordinary’, and smaller ‘safety’ bicycle wheels.

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The 1896 type stand has two of the feet modified to take rotatable Duck heads (!) to hold handlebars if the bike is turned upside down to work on.

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Type 3 picture Credits: not known
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Incidentally, this stand shows evidence of having been 'Bronzed', like @Velo-dream 's. The Type 1 and 2 above both seem to have been aluminium painted, probably at a later stage in their lives.

Best Regards

Adrian
 

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