Which Hartford badge would this bike have?

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Alphabetty

Look Ma, No Hands!
Sorry for the repeat - wanted to get this post in the right forum...

My Dad bought this partial bike at an estate sale in the 1970's (for $3) - frame with crank, wheels, and maybe the saddle and post, although they look wrong. The pedals and fork came out of his stash, but are not original (the fork stem is too short and is held in with a dowel just so I could display the bike) My parents are involved with the local historical society and located what they think is the sales receipt for it - $15 in 1899, from Hartford Bicycle Co. (the framed receipt is a copy) I would like to know what the badge looked like, and possibly buy one. The hole pattern is unusual, and matches nothing I've seen online. Does anyone know what it might have been?

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Rusty McNickel

Wore out three sets of tires already!
For your reference, attached is an 1899 Hartford catalog page. Close to yours but not a match. Also, price is at $35.

It can't be ruled out that the sale record was for a used bicycle. $15. seems low for a new bicycle even in 1899. The same company, Pope's, "Vedette", economy line sold for $25. in 1899.

If I had to guess, your bicycle is older than 1899.
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