Trojan headbadge and Eclipse Macine Co Morrow hub


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3-speeder

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 26, 2017
169
282
Lansing, MI, United States
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I was given this old bike when I donated some kids bikes to the local bike coop's Kids Bike Drive. It had a beautiful look to it and I loved the chain guard and chainring. It has a Trojan headbadge and the rear hub is a Morrow that is stamped Eclipse Machine Co Elmira NY. It also has F4 and 36 13 stamped under that. I have found out that Eclipse Machine Co was bought out by Bendix in 1928. Neat sight here: http://gregwilliams.ca/tag/eclipse-machine-co/ . I have also read that by 1932 Eclipse Machine Co was known as Eclpise Machine Division so I'm thinking this bike must be pre-1932. Can any one tell me any more about this bike? The serial numer looks like A72183. I'm wondering about the Trojan headbadge and who made Trojan bikes? I've seen a Trojan badge for sale online and it looks newer than this one. Thanks
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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#2
Bike is a 1936 Cleveland Welding Co bike. The "F4" on the hub indicates 4th quarter of 1936. The seat, bars, and grips are wrong but everything else looks correct. The Trojan badge was used on CWC bikes both pre and post war although the post war badge is different.Here is a '53 Trojan I restored for my girlfriend.V/r Shawn

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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,041
14,754
Evans, GA
#4
Thanks--You are correct the "36" does refer to spokes. All Morrow coaster hubs can be dated by the two character alpha numeric code. The letter designates the year and the number (1-4) indicates the quarter of the year it was made. This comes in handy when dating bikes where a serial doesn't do much good. In this case though the CWC serial numbers are well understood. V/r Shawn
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
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East Los
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https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/serial-number-and-date-code-information.71542/#post-441223

Morrow Coaster Brake Hub:

Letter and number note the year and quarter of production.
Example: I 3 = produced 1939 July-September

Note: many hubs are marked 36-13, this is not the date code, it notes the # spoke holes and size.

A - 1931
B - 1932
C - 1933
D - 1934
E - 1935
F - 1936
G - 1937
H - 1938
I - 1939
J - 1940
K - 1941
L - 1942
M - 1943
N - 1944
O - 1945
P - 1946
Q - 1947
R - 1948
S - 1949
T - 1950
 
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3-speeder

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 26, 2017
169
282
Lansing, MI, United States
#8
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/serial-number-and-date-code-information.71542/#post-441223

Morrow Coaster Brake Hub:

Letter and number note the year and quarter of production.
Example: I 3 = produced 1939 July-September

Note: many hubs are marked 36-13, this is not the date code, it notes the # spoke holes and size.

A - 1931
B - 1932
C - 1933
D - 1934
E - 1935
F - 1936
G - 1937
H - 1938
I - 1939
J - 1940
K - 1941
L - 1942
M - 1943
N - 1944
O - 1945
P - 1946
Q - 1947
R - 1948
S - 1949
T - 1950
Thanks @fordmike65
 
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bikemonkey

Wore out three sets of tires already!
#9
Bike is a 1936 Cleveland Welding Co bike. The "F4" on the hub indicates 4th quarter of 1936. The seat, bars, and grips are wrong but everything else looks correct. The Trojan badge was used on CWC bikes both pre and post war although the post war badge is different.Here is a '53 Trojan I restored for my girlfriend.V/r Shawn

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That is a gorgeous bike!
 

FULLYLOADED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 11, 2016
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685
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San Pedro, United States
#10
Bike is a 1936 Cleveland Welding Co bike. The "F4" on the hub indicates 4th quarter of 1936. The seat, bars, and grips are wrong but everything else looks correct. The Trojan badge was used on CWC bikes both pre and post war although the post war badge is different.Here is a '53 Trojan I restored for my girlfriend.V/r Shawn

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nice! im lookin for a nice girls bike for my cousins girl.

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