Wooden Rimmed Elgin Bicycle
From the golden age of bicycling this is a completely restored, original wooden rimmed Elgin bicycle, believed to be from 1909. Found at a yard sale this model of bike with the original wooden rims is extremely rare! Wooden rims were originally used over metal as they offered a better ride due to their elasticity. However they fell out of favor in the 1950's with the introduction of rim brakes, as when over-stressed it would cause the rim to splinter with at times catastrophic results. Beautifully restored by Rick's restorations it has been refinished and repainted and is fully operational. An amazing antique bicycle this is sure to be a stunning addition to any collection!
Manufactured by Elgin bike companies a subsidiary of the Illinois Watch Case Co., and the Elgin Sewing Machine & Bicycle Co. The Elgin Cycle Co. offered many styles of bikes, including the Elgin King, Queen, Prince and Princess bikes for an affordable $40. The Elgin Sewing Machine & Bicycle Co. only manufactured one bike model called the Elgin Timer. Although these companies stopped producing bikes around 1910, the Elgin name carried on through Sears, Roebuck and Co., who started selling Elgin brand bikes, not necessarily made in Elgin, IL.
Comes w/ "As seen on Pawn Stars" Certificate of Authenticity, and hand-signed photo of Rick Harrison
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