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Antique 1912 Shapleigh Hardware Wonder Wood Wheel Bicycle $1380

24th September 2017 (No Comments)

Antique 1912 Shapleigh Hardware Wonder Wood Wheel Bicycle $1380

This Vintage 1912 Wonder was the in house bike brand offered from the Shapleigh Hardware Store. Augustus F. Shapleigh had a history in the hardware industry and in the mid 1800s moved to St. Louis Missouri Considered The Gateway to the West. In St. Louis A. F. Shapleigh developed a highly successful nationwide hardware chain called A. F. Shapleigh Hardware. A. F. Shapleigh hardware stores had a long run out lasting many competitors, staying in business up until 1960s. It is known that Shapleigh had some of there bikes made by Pope / Columbia and this one is Pope manufactured.

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Antique 1919 Simmons Hardware Autocycle Wood Wheel Bicycle $1400

17th January 2017 (No Comments)

Antique 1919 Simmons Hardware Autocycle Wood Wheel Bicycle $1400

This Vintage 1919 Autocycle Motorbike was the Top of the Line Bike offered from the E. C. Simmons Hardware Stores. Simmons Hardware was founded by Edward Campbell Simmons in the 1870s in St. Louis, Missouri and grew to a highly successful nationwide hardware chain. Simmons hardware flourished up until 1922 when it was acquired by Winchester Repeating Arms Still Badged Simmons and then acquired by Shapleigh Hardware Company in 1940 Most Likely no longer Simmons but Badged Shapleigh. Simmons Hardware offered few different Bike models and parts to go with them. Some Later Simmons Bicycles were made by Colson Corporation, but this early one remains a mystery, to the best of my knowledge it is made by Michigan City Excelsior. Simmons was a well trusted hardware store and sold a lot of bikes that are unique with quality construction.

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Vintage 1941 Hawthorne Comet Rat Rod Tank Ballooner Bicycle

16th April 1941 (No Comments)

Vintage 1941 Hawthorne Comet Rat Rod Tank Ballooner Bicycle

This old 1941 Hawthorne Comet Cruiser Bike has seen some serious action, acquiring paint, scratches, scrapes, scars and when I found this beast I knew it was a 911 Lux Low call to bring her back to life. The Comet was one of Ward’s Hawthorne Upper Line Bikes and this particular one was made by H.P. Snyder “aka Rollfast” for Wards Department Stores.

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Vintage 1939 Hawthorne Zep Twin Bar Bicycle “HP Snyder made”

14th January 1939 (No Comments)

Vintage 1939 Hawthorne Zep Twin Bar Bicycle “HP Snyder made”

This Amazing 1939 Hawthorne Zep Ballooner Bike was the Ward’s Top of the Line Best Quality Bike. This Deluxe Bike was made by H.P. Snyder “aka Rollfast” for the Wards Department Stores, and this Particular 39 Zep Model appeared and was offered in in 1939 only. This Rare Gem is considered a Crown Jewel to Collectors given its Beauty and Rarity you can easily see why. The 39 Zep has Deluxe and Unique Twin Bar styling

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Vintage 1915 Schwinn Built Hawthorne Motorbike Bicycle

09th January 1915 (No Comments)

Vintage 1915 Schwinn Built Hawthorne Motorbike Bicycle

This Stylish bike is a 1915 Wards Hawthorne Deluxe Motorbike that was made by Arnold Schwinn & Company. There are a few years in the mid to late teens that Schwinn supplied bicycles to the Wards Department stores to be badged their house brand ” Hawthorne “. Early Schwinns are not very common nor are Schwinn built Hawthornes thus making this bike quite a find. This Hawthorne Bike has some original paint, lots of patina, a total rebuild, and a New Patina Lux Low 28″ wheel set with better than original performance.

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