Western Wheel Works Crescent No 10

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dfrazell

On Training Wheels
Hi,
I have a Western Wheel Works Crescent No 10 bike that I'd like to get some idea of age and what it's value might be. I'm thinking 1896 or 1897? Then I'm looking for the best way to find a buyer that is interested in vintage/antique bikes.

Features: metal wrapped wooden rims and wooden handle bars. Unfortunately the rear hub and front chain ring are not original to the period. The rear hub is a New Departure Model C (1928-1933), also the front chain ring was modified to accommodate a modern chain. The crank arms and pedals look original based on other information I found online.

I have more pictures if anyone is interested.

Thanks - Dave
 

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filmonger

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
In Memoriam
Crescent badge

There was a guy attempting to Flog a Crescent tandem with the same badge about a week ago - have a look at the treads. Might help with the date process.

IMG_0563.jpg


Hi,
I have a Western Wheel Works Crescent No 10 bike that I'd like to get some idea of age and what it's value might be. I'm thinking 1896 or 1897? Then I'm looking for the best way to find a buyer that is interested in vintage/antique bikes.

Features: metal wrapped wooden rims and wooden handle bars. Unfortunately the rear hub and front chain ring are not original to the period. The rear hub is a New Departure Model C (1928-1933), also the front chain ring was modified to accommodate a modern chain. The crank arms and pedals look original based on other information I found online.

I have more pictures if anyone is interested.

Thanks - Dave
 

dfrazell

On Training Wheels
Date Identification

I did see that after I posted my request. I also found an 1897 catalog on line that has the Crescent No 10. In addition I found an 1896 and a 1898 catalog online that didn't seem to have the Crescent No.10 so I'm fairly confident that mine is from 1897. Although I'm not sure that's definitive just because it wasn't in the catalog.

1896 catalog Link
1897 catalog Link
1898 catalog Link

Anyone have any idea on value?

Thanks! Dave
 

j morgan

On Training Wheels
Crescent bicycles

Hi Dave,
You are right on the date. In '98 the frame was different, both downtubes curved. The earlier Crescents had a different headbadge, then they came out with the double Crescent, and then they lowered the headbadge on the head so the lantern brackets wouldn't clamp around it and destroy them. The green pinstriping is correct, I could see a little in one picture. You are missing the rear Crescent axle holders that adjust the rear wheel.
I have several Crescents. a '97 tall frame mens, a '98 Ladies and a '98 Crescent Racer that I finally got restored last year. Working on a Ladies 1900 shaftdrive now.
Sometimes getting the crankarms off can be a bear, my racer's was really stuck and almost impossible to take off. If you need help or have questions I will try to help.
James
 

okozzy

Wore out three sets of tires already!
The evolution of the Crescents

I could be wrong, but I think they numbered bikes as they went along, in other words, the No. 10 was only made in that one year, the no. 16 in that one year etc. For instance my no. 31, I believe it was only made in the year 1900 and my girls' 16, was only made in 1899.


I did see that after I posted my request. I also found an 1897 catalog on line that has the Crescent No 10. In addition I found an 1896 and a 1898 catalog online that didn't seem to have the Crescent No.10 so I'm fairly confident that mine is from 1897. Although I'm not sure that's definitive just because it wasn't in the catalog.

1896 catalog Link
1897 catalog Link
1898 catalog Link

Anyone have any idea on value?

Thanks! Dave
 

spoker

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
cresent

i have a ladies number 9 cresent wood wheels dont know the year,its black with gold pinstripes
 
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