Torrington handlebars

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 12, 2018

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    please tell me what or why Torrington handlebars have a hole on the right side on top and at the end of the bar, to bad also why they didn't stamp there name where it could be seen and not covered by handlebar grips...... 20180112_192515.jpg
     
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    One of my handlebars has a hole towards the end by the grip for the
    cable routing/button horn assembly.
    My Iver Johnson handlebar has "Iver Johnson" stamped in small lettering.
    It was not meant to be for advertising or display but rather for knowing that
    the trademark was an indication that the item was part of the original bicycle
    when it was constructed at the factory.
    The name "Iver Johnson" is stamped on the front hub,handlebar stem and
    internal parts on the rear brakes.
    The only part that Torrington can be seen clearly are on the bicycle pedal
    blocks.
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    One of my early Morrow rear hub brakes has the year 1909 along with patent
    number & location. This is not an indication for the year of the bike at all.
    But for the hub when it was first introduced.
    If there are several years stamped, it would be most likely an update
    over the years.
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    MY 2¢! :)
     
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    The hole was for hanging them on a hanger to dip them in the chrome plating tanks
     
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    thanks for the information,
     
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    thanks......
     
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    It was once in fashion to run the gear cable inside the handlebar hole so riders do not feel
    them when they grip the bars. This is a EA button with cables. That the hole is used for hanging
    for chrome work is a matter of convenience but not the main intent.
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    thank you for explaining it helps me to understand and sends me on to the next task......
     
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    I've never seen anyone mount the horn button on the very end of the handlebars , the main purpose of the hole was indeed for plating purposes at the Torrington factory , if it was used for any other purpose after that is secondary
     
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    I have original cross bar handlebars in my 1939 Ranger without any hole. I think they are Torringtons but wouldn't bet on it.

    Edit: Sorry it does have holes, one on the right side at the very end of the grip for the horn button cables to go in and other near the stem for the cables to go out. Sorry, my bad.