Vintage Head Badges Photos


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sm2501

CABE owner
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May 21, 2006
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Dalworthington Gardens, TX
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#2
Here is my favorite badge. Hans Johnsen Company was founded in 1903 and located here in Dallas Texas. They celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2003 and are still going strong. (They are one of my vendors at the bike shop).

The Longhorn badge is from the teens. It is a Maltese cross like the Racycle badge. Interesting thing is Hans Johnsen was a Miami/Racycle distributor, so I suspect that Miami helped them design this badge.

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I recently found a teens era Miami built bike with the same badge on it.

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danny7147

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 16, 2009
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#4
It's a shame you're not interested in chainrings because in England we've had some great ones... very distinctive...

Here's the Rudge sitting to the left of me in the living room :)

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Everyone seems to know the 'herons head' by Raleigh, but that's what makes our bikes more distinctive than the head badge. Back in the 20's-50's when every bike looked identical, and every bike was black, it was the chainring that manufacturers here concentrated on so that, as with the one above, if you saw the 'hand' symbol you knew it was a Rudge ;)
 

catfish

Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike
Sep 25, 2006
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Boston, Massachusetts
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#5
That is a cool badge!

Here is my favorite badge. Hans Johnsen Company was founded in 1903 and located here in Dallas Texas. They celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2003 and are still going strong. (They are one of my vendors at the bike shop).

The Longhorn badge is from the teens. It is a Maltese cross like the Racycle badge. Interesting thing is Hans Johnsen was a Miami/Racycle distributor, so I suspect that Miami helped them design this badge.

356T5-1.jpg


I recently found a teens era Miami built bike with the same badge on it.

P2SQL-1.jpg


hjc26-1.jpg
 

catfish

Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike
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Boston, Massachusetts
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#7

sam

I live for the CABE
May 24, 2006
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San Antonio, United States
#10
BMX040001 m&l.jpg

Maybe the rarest badge on a bike today.
It's a paper badge from about 1974--75 BMX era.
Reported to be an early prototype Murphy&Littlejohn---before Littlejohn/Murphy
4 known frames--this is the only one that is original.

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kngtmat

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 31, 2011
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Auburndale, FL
#11
I like the one on my 59 Mercury eventhough it doesn't have those cool edges or not all still there.

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sam

I live for the CABE
May 24, 2006
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San Antonio, United States
#13
Hay Catfish,you started this thread---you augh to have some really cool ones!---we're waiting----sam
 

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