Westfield Frame Numbers 1933 - 1945


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Mercian

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2016
468
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France
#43
Hi @tech549 , @SKPC and @Brutuskend ,

Thanks for your details, it's like buses, nothing for ages, then three at once (-:

tech549, yes, a 1938. This was a bad year for Westfield sales, which is evidenced by the frame manfacturing dates being all over the place when it came to completing the bikes. Your frame was made May 1938 (E5), but the surviving bicycles I have listed preceding yours, C87255, and following, C103097, were both E10, frames made in October 1938, so your frame was in stock for at least five months before being built up, between October and December 1938.

SKPC, a nice build from a bare frame. A 1935 bike coinciding with the start of Bluebird production Bluebird frame numbers surround this frame number. There is a May 1935 made frame about 5000 before this, so I guess yours was built up between June to late 1935. Please do you have the other code, stamped above the frame number, which would say when the frame was made? It's likely to be between B3 and B9?

Brutuskend, the frame code C10 says the frame was made October 1936, and built up before year end (a Christmas bicycle?). This too was surrounded by Bluebird and Robin serial numbers.

Again, Thanks for the help, I appreciate it. I have added them to the new lisrt for when it comes out.

Best Regards,

Adrian
 

Mercian

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2016
468
752
52
France
#47
Hi @Joseph FINN

Nice bike.

I'm not sure if you want me to date it. If yes, could you give me the two sets of numbers stamped on the bb, like on Brutuskend's post above.

Thanks,

Best Regards,

Adrian
 

ChiTownExPat

On Training Wheels
Sep 22, 2019
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2
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USA
#49
Just picked this Elgin Lady up yesterday at a barn sale in MD. She was marked as a “1932 Elgin.”
Frame Number is D49663 and BB is F5, so in reality it looks like she just had her 80th Birthday this past May. I’m guessing she is a 1939 Ladies Special (or Sport)?
Thanks for everyone’s time, research, and shared posts - I’ve learned a lot in the past 24 hours.

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piercer_99

I live for the CABE
Dec 27, 2015
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#50
Hi Adrian,

I don't think that we added this specimen to the list.

1941 Elgin ladies deluxe sport.

as found, original tires were shot.
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After cleaning, polishing, a set of John's Chain Tread cream wall tires (still rolling on original tubes), a model and period correct Delta Winner, it's a looker.
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Serial and as I recall the date code is G 10
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Mercian

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2016
468
752
52
France
#52
Hi ChiTownExPat,

Just picked this Elgin Lady up yesterday at a barn sale in MD. She was marked as a “1932 Elgin.”
Frame Number is D49663 and BB is F5, so in reality it looks like she just had her 80th Birthday this past May. I’m guessing she is a 1939 Ladies Special (or Sport)?
Thanks for everyone’s time, research, and shared posts - I’ve learned a lot in the past 24 hours.
Thanks for acknowledging the work put in by all here, it's appreciated (-:

It also helps when you supply the details that you have, in order to extend the knowledge for others, thanks again for that.

As you've figured out, Frame Number D49663 and BB F5 is a May 1939 frame, likely built up within a couple of months of that.

Bzest Regards;

Adrian
 

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