TOC Tricycles trikes and dual trikes, Velocipedes?

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DJF

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I am finding it hard pressed to find any information here on TOC ADULT trikes.
Does anyone one have any information, or one of these machines to sell? Or even show off?
 

DJF

Finally riding a big boys bike
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I followed the link but all that was there was new trikes. I am looking for information on TOC trikes, styles, brands, types and so on.
Heck anyone that has a picture post it and then we can try to find the maker. At the very least the pictures will give the ability for someone to fabricate a part if they can see it.

velocipede.jpg
 

Ed Minas

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I have a Tinkham Adult Trike I am restoring. It is from 1898. Tinkham produced 3 models that I know of. They made ladies and men’s models and a commercial. I have a men’s model. I have additional information if you are interested.
 
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DJF

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would love to see pictures of yours and what it will be.
 

DJF

Finally riding a big boys bike
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1886 velocipede tricycle Sociable harpers weekly.jpg


1886 Hapers weekly of a "Sociable", the side by side tandem trike...... oh I want one
 

DJF

Finally riding a big boys bike
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I love it, very nice design. What are you planning on next with it?
 

Ed Minas

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I love it, very nice design. What are you planning on next with it?
Thank you. Well it had the wrong rear hubs on it so I had some new ones machined coping them from an old one. I build new wood wheels. I found the correct front fork and hub. I am repainting it since it had been brush painted. Lastly I had all the parts nickeled. I have done a ton of research on it to bring it back to as manufacted condition. It has been a blast.
I will post before and after pictures when it is completed.
 
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dnc1

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These two were in my local clubs display we put on over here yesterday.
First up, a circa 1888 "Humber".....
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detail of the Humbers transmission, featuring an early differential on the rear axle.....
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Compare and contrast with this similarly aged "Clement et Cie" from France.....
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Note the spring under the headset clip....
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DJF

Finally riding a big boys bike
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Historically speaking, there were more trikes in the late 1890's than two wheelers as the were touted as a status symbol and more stable for riding. So even the United States had bought into the idea and got them for postal carriers.

Sadly WWI found a better use for them as scrap for metal and doubled down for WWII.

The other failure was the advent of true bearings in two wheel hubs for smoother rides. This was a problem that most companies didnt want to sort out in trikes as trikes became less fashionable in the early 1900's.

All said there are trikes that look like they should have been built in the 1920's and are actually from 1880's and some high-wheel models that made it into the 1910's for "snobs" and "lovers" as they could carry two people side by side.

But as parts ran out and people didn't or couldnt even recognize a trike frame by the 1950's and again most were turned to scrap.
 

Ed Minas

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 25, 2016
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Farmington, United States
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Historically speaking, there were more trikes in the late 1890's than two wheelers as the were touted as a status symbol and more stable for riding. So even the United States had bought into the idea and got them for postal carriers.

Sadly WWI found a better use for them as scrap for metal and doubled down for WWII.

The other failure was the advent of true bearings in two wheel hubs for smoother rides. This was a problem that most companies didnt want to sort out in trikes as trikes became less fashionable in the early 1900's.

All said there are trikes that look like they should have been built in the 1920's and are actually from 1880's and some high-wheel models that made it into the 1910's for "snobs" and "lovers" as they could carry two people side by side.

But as parts ran out and people didn't or couldnt even recognize a trike frame by the 1950's and again most were turned to scrap.
Wow, that is interesting. I have a 1898 Tinkham Trike that was spared the metal drives but it did sacrifice its brass head badge and brass step plates. Fortunately a fellow Caber loaned be some orginals and I had some new ones meticulously recreated. I am very interested in your statement and don’t doubt it is true but would like to know the source so when folks say to me “I thought only children ride trikes” I can tell them “historically that there where more trikes than two wheelers”
 
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