Wood Rim i.d.?


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Otis in Mayberry

On Training Wheels
Mar 25, 2018
5
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Bayport, NY, USA
#1
I bought this rim at an antique shop yesterday. Can anyone tell me who made it or what year it would be from? It’s outer diameter is 20 3/4” and it’s in excellent condition. There appears to be some numbers (maybe a date or serial number?) as seen in the photos. Also, looks like a name (something with LOCK in the middle?). I’m new to vintage bikes and would appreciate any info. Thanks.

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Otis in Mayberry

On Training Wheels
Mar 25, 2018
5
11
49
Bayport, NY, USA
#4
K & C wood rim...... famous for their Joint construction. Guessing the numbers relate to date of manufacture. In nice shape for its age and you can still see the pinstripes - cool!

Lots of information on K & C throughout this thread

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/toc-wood-rim-makers-info.61555/page-8

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Thanks for the great info! Looks like the rim is stamped "K & C LOCKRIM"

I'm happy to see they were used by Iver Johnson too as I just acquired my first vintage bike, a pre-1910 Iver.

I searched through that thread before but somehow missed it. I'm looking forward to rereading it tonight.
 

filmonger

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Dec 25, 2010
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#5
Apologies.... as the K & C info is all over the tread rather than one section - part of the problem of not being able to update sections when information is found. I'll post some of the info below. Hope this is of assistance.

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In 1899 K & C purchased the Bay State Wood Rim Co. in Ayer, Mass.

1899 article from The Wheel

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1899 - Mfg Process Article

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Some Color Options for K & C rims.

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Picture of NH factory 1910 postcard.

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1911 Ads - think this corresponds with the year on your rim.

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Also 1911 Ad

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1911 another Ad

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1917 they had a large fire that injured a fireman.

Photos of how the rims were packed - note the finish is similar to yours in this lot. ( Photos below supplied by Cabe member Ivrjhnsn )

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Iver Johnson K & C tags

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Otis in Mayberry

On Training Wheels
Mar 25, 2018
5
11
49
Bayport, NY, USA
#6
Apologies.... as the K & C info is all over the tread rather than one section - part of the problem of not being able to update sections when information is found. I'll post some of the info below. Hope this is of assistance.

_______________________

In 1899 K & C purchased the Bay State Wood Rim Co. in Ayer, Mass.

1899 article from The Wheel

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1899 - Mfg Process Article

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Some Color Options for K & C rims.

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Picture of NH factory 1910 postcard.

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1911 Ads - think this corresponds with the year on your rim.

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Also 1911 Ad

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1911 another Ad

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1917 they had a large fire that injured a fireman.

Photos of how the rims were packed - note the finish is similar to yours in this lot. ( Photos below supplied by Cabe member Ivrjhnsn )

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Iver Johnson K & C tags

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I really appreciate you taking the time to post this. Great info and thanks for your help!
 

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