That is super freaking cool. I love it. But, my understanding was that the were made in the 20's, not pre-1920. Though, I'm far from an expert.
OK. I just got a text from the person who told me no pre-1920 juvenile bikes exist, and he said he told me "boys verified pre-1920". Who knows. Either way, I want to get it back together and leave it for future generations to enjoy.
I'm probably over-estimating, but I really don't want to add it up because I would be sick!
I've got a ton of money in seats. I have bought 6 and given away 2 of them. I also paid a guy $500 for a seat and a tool pouch and it was total junk when I got it - worthless. He said he would give me my money back, but never replied back to me. And yes I bought it from someone on the the CABE.
I paid big money for some juvenile rat trap pedals because they were the only ones I had ever come across. I've bought as many 28 hole ND hubs as I could find. I also wanted a chain that had "61" stamped in the diamond because that's what the old ragged chain left dangling on the bicycle had. I only came across one so I bought it. Probably WAY over paid, but what are you going to do....wait for the next one to come along?
I also got ripped off on some wheels. I was told they were NOS - yea right! Not only were they not NOS, they had 24 holes (was told 28).
I could go on and on. I can't resist buying something that I think is correct - and 90% of the time I wind up disappointed when I get it. It's a great feeling though when you open that box and you have something amazing that works. Oh, I just remembered all the grips I've bought also.
But just so you know, I don't have any expensive hobbies and this little bike is special to me. I feel like I was meant to preserve it.
Will you please PM me a picture of the tires you have and a price? I have some tires, but I'm not super crazy about them (and I won't even tell you how much I paid for them - but they are nice NOS tires).