Posted by: Larry Dumler TITLE: AGE / VALUE: help identify how old
I have a bicycle with a front ID tag of Delmar and under that in smaller letter is Simmons Hardeware Co.
It has a large headlight on it with a red jewel. Also has an Elgin Speedometer on it. Serial Number 516278. Can anyone help me. Frame is similar to an Elgin in the 30~s.
Posted by ken
the Simmons Hardware badge means someone else made it. (For more about this, search the discussion archives for "Schwinn-built", "Murray-built", etc.) Heart shapes in the chainwheel suggest Schwinn; Elgin often had a star shape in the chainwheel. Matching chainwheels is a good way to identify makers. You can look at pictures: http://www.nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/
Don~t forget the picture database on this site.
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