What is this wood wheeled bike?

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bikecrazy

I live for the CABE
I’m posting a bunch of pics hoping someone can help me figure out what I have. It’s been repainted black years ago over the original orange color. It appears the fork is from a different bike. Interesting head badge looks to be original. Stamping under bottom bracket is very unusual. Thanks in advance for any help

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bikecrazy

I live for the CABE
Getting info on these oldies is really difficult. I’ve owned it for at least 10 years, picking it up at Ann Arbor for 250$. Being a repaint, I can go repaint in the original orange or leave as is. The problem is that I have no idea what striping or paint effects were used by the factory.The best I can come up with is either Dayton or Davis.
 

Archie Sturmer

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
One of the ads posted elsewhere by @Blue Streak for Progressive Cycle & Auto Supply Co., NY, mentioned that they were “jobbers”.

So a jobber might assemble bikes with frames & forks from different manufacturers?

Also, I have seen later documents (law case) that they were wholesalers in the 1950’s, who then did not even open-up the boxes to inspect the suppliers’ bikes.
 
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