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Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by RonK, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. RonK

    RonK

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    I haven’t been on the RRB forums for a few years, and I guess I’ve lost my touch on id’ing old bikes. I guess I should know what I have here. I’ve had the frame for some time, and just put it together for the Sacramento Cyclefest and just might throw it into the mix of the BBOXIV

    Thanks in advance!

    ~Ron

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  2. RustyGold

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    I'd throw out a '46 Snyder-built guess. The upside down 3 and the symbol are a bit strange.
     
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  3. Phil Fink

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    Agree with the maker and year. Also believe that the factory may have been the Excelsior (Hawthorne) plant in Michigan City, Indiana, versus Little Falls, NY.
     
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    Hey Phil...Is that determined by the odd symbols?

    Thanks!
     
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  5. Phil Fink

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    Snyder bought into the Excelsior Michigan City plant in the 1930’s, perhaps about the time Sears started buying from Westfield.
    We have seen stampings from about 1940 to later 1950’s with the format of “YYSN” or “YYEH”.
    I believe that the “SN” and “EH” are place codes for Snyder Newyork and Excelsior Hawthorne.
     
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    Thanks Phil :thumbsup:
     
  7. RonK

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    Thanks all for the help on this. I am certain this won't be the last time I ask.

    Cheers!
     
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  8. Phil Fink

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    So 64EH is likely a date-place code. A unique serial number may be located about 6 inches below the seat post clamp on the right hand side, in the format of “B012345” - a letter followed by 6 digits.
     

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