Posted by: marie TITLE: AGE / VALUE: columbia-1940~S
Someone wanted to throw this in our dumpster so I took it home. I think it~s a Columbia Superb? 1947?
serial number L209347. Badge says "The Westfield Mfg Co, Westfield, Ma USA"
Posted by MrColumbia
I worked at Columbia from 1979-1981 and my father Jack Kowal ran the Columbia museum through the 90~s until 3 years ago. You will have to check out my website on Columbia Bikes and their history VintageColumbiaBikes.com (MrColumbia)
Posted by marie
Thanks for the info. I love to ride bikes but I am not really a collector so my next questions are what is the value? By the way, I grew up in Westfield and my 3 oldest brothers worked at Columbia in the 70~s and I worked there for one summer in the 80~s. I was working there when they made the reproduction bike with the certificates.
Posted by Eddie Miller
It looks just like my bike. I have a 1945. I have pictures of it on the balloon tire society web site
Posted by VintageColumbiaBikes.com
You are correct. It is a 47 Columbia Superb. Besides the serial number, the design on the front of the front fender and bottom of the rear fender are unique for 1947.
It~s a very nice dumpster find.
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