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Discussion in 'Tricycles, Kids' Bicycles & Riding Toys' started by sm2501, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. #21 Posted Sep 27, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Welcome to the Cabe! Love those last two pics. Wide open country. Hard to see in pics but there should be rods going through those pedal blocks. They may be threaded on the ends. Find some rusty old nuts that fit. Good to go. If not one of those slotted circular washer that you push over a rod with out threads. It's priceless cause of family connections. Looks great where it is. Enjoy!!!
     
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  2. #22 Posted Sep 27, 2017

    On Training Wheels

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    Thank you!!! I’ll have to take a closer picture of rods. I don’t want to hurt anything.

    Do you know anything about the tricycle itself?

    And we are blessed to live on 18 acres out in the middle of God’s countryside.
     
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  3. #23 Posted Sep 27, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    No I'm sorry I don't know the make. Maybe Murray? It looks well loved..... so probably not worth a whole lot. Hopefully someone knowledgeable about trikes will chime in. It doesn't look like the exotic 30's trikes. Probably from the late 40's or 50's??? It'd look great in a corner or yard art? You could restore it but that may cost more than it's worth. Keep it as is, put it somewhere cool and pay respects to great uncle when you see it. :)
     
  4. #24 Posted Sep 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Hi Amber, what you have is a Hedstrom made tricycle, probably dating somewhere in the later 1930s/very early 1940s. The teardrop shaped openings in the rear step plate are a design unique to Hedstrom trikes during that period. Is the Hedstrom name stamped into the rear hubcaps? Looks like something is stamped into the metal in the one photo, but maybe its just a scuff or dent. Hope that helps a little with your research.

    Dave
     
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  5. #25 Posted Sep 28, 2017

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    Dave! You're amazing. On the right rear hubcap I can make out a cursive imprint of "rom" so that has to be it! Thank you so much! I will continue my hunt and let you know if I find anything else.
     
  6. #26 Posted Sep 28, 2017

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    Ha! Right now it's on my front porch. It fits in beautifully with our old farmhouse. I have warned my 5 children if anybody rides it...they may experience trauma caused by their ridiculously sentimental mama. Nothing like displaying a toy and telling your children NOT TO PLAY with it! I have my grandfather's old John Deere pedal tractor that I have given the same warning to my kids as well. It's been fully restored and is gorgeous, but that seems to have made it that much more precious to me! Agh. I'm a sucker for historical personal gems.
     
  7. #27 Posted Apr 21, 2018

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    I picked up this at a sale a year or so ago ?? Hedstrom????? IMG_4901 (7).JPG
     
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