13th October 1941 ()
Vintage 1941 Hawthorne Comet Ballooner Bicycle was manufactured by HP Snyder / Rollfast and sold at Wards Department stores. This Gem was a Full Patina Rescue Plus, the Client brought this wonder full bike to me covered in house paint and after considering the costs of full restoration I suggested a Patina Plus Restoration. The Patina Plus is a Lux Low Process that recovers original paint and through a ugly repaint, often with the result is a Unique Distressed Look.
10th October 1941 ()
Vintage 1941 Goodyear Double Eagle Clipper Ballooner Bicycle, made by Colson Corporation Elyria, Ohio. Goodyear Double Eagle Bikes were Goodyear’s Top of the line bike (SUPER DELUXE) and were sold at the Goodyear Tire Department Stores. This Unique Bike was designed by industrial artist Wilbur Henry Adams for Goodyear. Goodyear felt that Adams’ talent for unique bicycle design would compliment Goodyear’s Quality and give great appeal to their customers. The Clipper is an Amazing example of Design and Innovation that was built and marketed in 1940-1941 right before World War 2.