Trojan headbadge and Eclipse Macine Co Morrow hub

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg 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
     
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    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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    Thank for the info. I was wondering if the 36 stamped in the hub was a date, but I thought it might refer to spoke holes in the hub. Great job on that '53
     
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    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
     
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    Okay. That's good to know. I'll look up that date code then. Suppose this thread is in the wrong place. I'm learning. :confused:
     
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    Er... Was in the wrong place. You guys are good. ;)
     
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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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    Thanks @fordmike65
     
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    That is a gorgeous bike!
     
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    nice! im lookin for a nice girls bike for my cousins girl.

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    Lucky you if your looking for girls bikes. I find more nice looking ladies bikes than I do men's. Hope you find a good one.