A Body Of Work

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A Body Of Work

  1. 1. A body of work<br />Restorations & Reproductions<br />By<br />Robert William Jameson<br />
  2. 2. Restorations<br />
  3. 3. 1879 Bayliss Thomas 50” Harvard <br />Features: Very early example of ‘ordinary’; Plain bearings-double row ball crankshaft; Open head frame; Lilibridge saddle; Radial spoking; Adjustable pedal stroker<br />Owner: Gloria Beale; Southchina, MN<br />Donated to the Owlshead Transportation Museum in Maine<br />Restoration Completed: February 1993<br />
  4. 4. 1882 52” Columbia Expert <br />Manufactured by: Pope Manufacturing Company; Boston, MA<br />Features: First years of Expert Model; Ball bearings; Radial spoking; Suspension; Hill & Tolman cycle alarm; Walker w/holder; Lucas carbide lamp; Adjustable pedal stroke<br />Owner: Bob Jameson; Troy, OH<br />Second Restoration Completed: June 1994<br />
  5. 5. 1896 Warwick Model #32 <br />Warwick Cycle Manufacturing Company; Springfield, MA<br />Owner: Sarah Marett, N.S.W., AUS<br />(A surprise birthday gift from Ross!)<br />Restoration Completed: February 1997<br />
  6. 6. 1889 Victor H.T.S. <br />Manufactured by: Overman Wheel Co.; Chicopee Falls, MA<br />Features: Early example of hard tire safety; Spring rod front wheel suspension; Hollow steel rims; Full ball bearing construction; Coasting pegs; Adjustable handlebars and saddle; Rear wheel spoon brake; Spade handlebar grips; Adjustable pedal stroke.<br />This bike was the first antique bike purchased by Bob Jameson, and was his third restoration.<br />Owner: Mike & Sarah Gabrick, Fountain City, WI<br />
  7. 7. 1890 American Ideal Rambler H.T.S.<br />Gormully & Jeffery Company; Chicago, IL<br />Features: Bike for up to 125lbs; Rear wheel suspension; Adjustable handlebars & saddle;<br /> Adjustable pedal stroke; L.A.W. Wings on wheel bell; N.O.S. Dietz oil lamp<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: March 1991<br />
  8. 8. 1889 or 1890 Columbia Light Roadster H.T.S.<br />Pope Manufacturing Company; Boston, MA<br />Features: 32” Font wheel; 30” Rear wheel; “Camel Back” frame design; Conventional fork<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: August 1997<br />
  9. 9. 1890 Paragon H.T.S. <br />Manufactured by: Stoyer Bicycle Manufacturing Company; Freeport, IL<br />Features: Rider is fully suspended by virtue of saddle; Seat Tube; Crankshaft compression of coil spring attached to rear pivot triangle; Rider, saddle and crankshaft suspended; Adjustable pedal stroke<br />Owner: Carl Burgwardt; Orchard Park, NY<br />Restoration Completed: April 1993<br />
  10. 10. 1897 Punnett Companion<br />Manufactured by: Punnett Cycle Manufacturing Company; Rochester, NY<br />Restoration Completed: May 1992<br />
  11. 11. 1891 Lovell Diamond C.T.S.<br />James P. Lovell Arms Company; Boston, MA<br />Features: Simple, well made cushion tire safety; Pedals nicely and handles well; Adjustable pedal stroke; <br />Adjustable Saddle & Handlebars; Open Head, or, Hinge Pin Steering<br />Owner: Charles Best; Franktown, CO<br />Restoration Completed: May 1992<br />
  12. 12. 1877 Bayliss Thomas 52”<br />Manufactured by: Bayliss Thomas Company; Coventry, England<br />Owner: Dave Toppin; Holden, MA<br />
  13. 13. 1877 Bayliss Thomas ‘Before’ (pictured w/ Bob Jameson)<br />Owner: Dave Toppin<br />June, 2009<br />
  14. 14. 1891 Bayliss Thomas C.T.S. <br />Bayliss Thomas Company; Coventry, England<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: July 1995<br />
  15. 15. 1892 Crescent Pneumatic Safety<br />Manufactured by: Western Wheel Works Company; Chicago, IL<br />Features: 30” X 2” M&W Tires; Direct spokes; Vulcanite grips; Garford saddle<br />Owner: Steve Stevens; Golden, CO<br />Restoration Completed: April 1995<br />
  16. 16. 1893 Monarch<br />Manufactured by: Monarch Cycle Company; Chicago, IL<br />Features: Ladies 28” Pneumatic<br />Owner: Roberta Fiene; Racine, WI<br />Restoration Completed: May 1996<br />
  17. 17. 1895 Victoria-26” Ladies Pneumatic Safety<br />Manufactured by: Overman Wheel Company; Chicopee Falls, MA<br />Features: Single down tube design; Wood wheel rims; Removable, washable, silent skirt; Rubber skirt guard; <br />Adjustable handlebars and saddle<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: July 1993<br />
  18. 18. 1895 St. Nicholas<br />Manufactured by: St. Nicholas Toy Company; Chicago, IL<br />Features: Ladies 28” pneumatic; Wood wheel guards; Wood chain guard; Wood rims; <br />Restored as “Christmas Bicycle” using reds & greens, natural wood, and all metal parts; brass plated, clear coated<br />Owner: Prior Dodge; New York, NY<br />Restoration Completed: August 1990<br />
  19. 19. 1895 Victor Racer <br />Overman Wheel Company; Chicopee Falls, MA<br />Owner: Carl Burgwardt; Orchard Park, NY<br />Features: 28” Wood Rims; 25 lbs with racing tires; Adjustable saddle and handlebars; Drilled sprockets and drive chain; <br />Restoration Completed: June 1991<br />
  20. 20. 1894 Little Beauty H.T.S.<br />Features: Childs H.T.S.; Least expensive bike in 1894; Cast iron frame, fork, wheel hubs, sprockets, chain, crank &peddle; Frame is hollow cast iron; Adjustable handlebars and saddle; Left side drive<br />Owner: Carl Burgwardt; Orchard Park, NY<br />
  21. 21. 1895 Gendron Model #19 Racer <br />Manufactured by: Gendron Iron & Wheel Works; Toledo, OH<br />Features: 28” Wood rims; Wood handlebars w/ cork grips; hand stitched, double leather saddle; 18lbs. without tires<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: December 1993<br />
  22. 22. 1896 Pacific <br />Northwestern Wheel Works; Chicago, IL<br />Features: A well made pneumatic; wood rims; wood mid guard, wood chain guard<br />Bob Jameson’s first restoration<br />Restoration Completed: March 1989<br />
  23. 23. 1896 Crescent Model #1<br />Manufactured by: Western Wheel Works; Chicago, IL<br />Features: Very light; Adjustable handlebars and saddle<br />Owner: Carl Burgwardt; Orchard Park, NY<br />Restoration Completed: November 1990<br />
  24. 24. 1896 Dayton Pacing Triplet<br />Manufactured by: Davis Sewing Machine Company; Dayton, OH<br />Features: 9.5 feet long; 65 lbs.<br />Owner: Carillon Park; Dayton, OH<br />Restoration Completed: April 1996<br />
  25. 25. 1897 Crescent<br />Manufactured by: Western Wheel Works; Chicago, IL<br />Features: Light, responsive and good handling; 28” wood rims<br />Owner: Steve Stevens; Golden, CO<br />Restoration Completed: September 1991<br />
  26. 26. 1891 Union #11 C.T.S.<br />Manufactured by: Union Cycle Manufacturing Company; Highlandville, MA<br />Features: Cross frame; 30” cushion tires; Front & rear suspension<br />Owner: Bicycleshop; Ashville, NC<br />Restoration Completed: November 1996<br />
  27. 27. 1891 Columbia Light Roadster H.T.S. <br />Manufactured by: Pope Manufacturing Company; Boston, MA<br />Features: Bicycle equipped for military service by the Conn. Militia Signal Corp.: 1889-1899. Military equipment includes: 45-70 Springfield “Trapdoor” Rifle; 60 rnd. ammunition box; Saddlebag; Bedroll; Oil lamp; Signal flag kit<br />Owner: Bicycle Museum of America; New Bremen, OH<br />Restoration Completed: November 1998<br />
  28. 28. 1941 LeTourner Record Replica<br />Features: 24” Front Rim (wood) 28” Rear Rim (wood); 57 tooth large sprocket; 6 tooth rear wheel sprocket; 1 crankshaft revolution=59.6 ft. of forward travel; 26.5 lbs.<br />Record: On May 12, 1941 Alfred LeTourner rode 108.92 mph on a bicycle like this: world record.<br />Owner: Bicycle Museum of America; New Bremen, OH<br />Restoration Completed: February 1998<br />
  29. 29. 1899 Spalding Chainless<br />Manufactured by: Lamb Manufacturing Company; Chicopee Falls, MA<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: October 1995<br />
  30. 30. 1901 Stearns Double Diamond Model T<br />Manufactured by: Stearns Manufacturing Company; Syracuse, NY<br />Features: Mans-Mans Double Diamond Frame; Center line primary drive; 28” wood rims<br />Owner: GerijanMoed; Netherlands<br />Restoration Completed: May 1989<br />
  31. 31. 1907 Dursley Pedersen Model A, Gents<br />Manufactured: Dursley, England<br />Features: 28”; Serial #3816, Size 5 frame; 2 speed rear hub with free wheel; Woven string; hammock saddle; 25 lbs; Frame fork is small diameter; thin wall tubing-soft soldered at all joints<br />Owner: Bicycle Museum of America; New Bremen, OH<br />Restoration Completed: March 1994<br />
  32. 32. 1899 Dursley Pedersen Ladies 24” Size A<br />Manufactured: Dursley, England<br />Features: Single Speed; Coaster Brake; Quite possibly THE first ladies model owned by Mrs. Pedersen<br />Owner: Bicycle Museum of America; New Bremen, OH<br />Restoration Completed July 2001<br />
  33. 33. 1920 La France<br />Manufactured by: Davis Sewing Machine Company; Dayton, OH<br />Features: 28” pneumatic bicycle; Truss rods on front fork; rear wheel stand; Davis Sewing Machine Co. was to become Huffy<br />Owner: Carillon Park; Dayton, OH<br />Restoration Completed: May 1989<br />
  34. 34. 1938 & 1940 Schwinn Paramounts<br />Manufactured by: Schwinn Bicycle Co.; Chicago, ILWhite 1938 Paramount: Has never been ridden; Quite original condition; 27” wood rims. <br />Orange 1940 Paramount: Fully restored; 27” wood rims; Major Taylor type stem<br />Owner: Gary Porter; Kirkland, WA<br />Restoration Completed: March 1990<br />
  35. 35. 1890 39X24 Star Cushion Tire<br />Owner: Carl Schroeder; Miamisburg, OH<br />Restoration Completed: April 2003<br />
  36. 36. 1939~1940 Sieber Track Racer<br />Manufactured in Switzerland<br />Features: Single speed track racer; light; 27” aluminum rims<br />Owner: Jeff Nye; Fort Collins, CO<br />Restoration Completed: January 1992<br />
  37. 37. 1890 48” Eagle Roadster<br />Manufactured in Stamford, CT<br />Features: Full nickel<br />Owner: Carl Schroeder; Miamisburg, OH<br />Restoration Completed: August 2005<br />
  38. 38. 1899 Cygnet<br />Manufactured by: Dayton Stoddard Company; Dayton, OH<br />Features: Swan like frame design; 28” wood rims; cork grips; Christy saddle; Complex frame design; Quite rare-only five known to exist<br />Owner: Carillon Park; Dayton, OH<br />Restoration Completed: July 1992<br />
  39. 39. 1992 27” Trojan<br />Manufactured by: Bob Jameson; Troy, OH<br />Owner: Wayne Colby; Charlton, MA<br />
  40. 40. 1897 Cleveland 28” Pneumatic Safety<br />Manufactured by: Lozier & Company; Toledo, OH<br />Features: ‘Scorcher’ style; Wood bars; Wood rims; Model 58 spring cushion seat post<br />Owner: Don Miller; Miamisburg, OH<br />Restoration Completed: December 2001<br />
  41. 41. 1885 50” Columbia Expert<br />Manufactured by: Pope Manufacturing Company; Boston, MA<br />Owner: Karl Schroeder; Miamisburg, OH<br />Restoration Completed: December 2001<br />
  42. 42. 1886~1887 Special Star 48”<br />Manufactured by: H.B. Smith Company; Smithville, NJ<br />Features: Partial restoration-repaired both clutches, made new saddle, tune-up and clean-up<br />Restoration Completed: August 2002<br />
  43. 43. 1886 48” Special Star<br />Owner: Lou Schultz; Galena, OH<br />
  44. 44. 1889 39X24 Star<br />Owner: Carl Burgwardt<br />Pedaling History Museum; Orchard Park, NY<br />Restoration Completed: April 1994<br />
  45. 45. 48” Ordinary<br />Maker Unknown, Probably an early G&J<br />Owner: Don Miller; Miamisburg, OH<br />Restoration Completed: February 2002<br />
  46. 46. 1891 ½ Victoria Model C<br />Manufactured by: Overman Wheel Company; Chicopee Falls, MA<br />Owner: Mark Ellison; Cincinnati, OH<br />Restoration Completed: July 2002<br />
  47. 47. 1886 Columbia 50” Expert<br />Manufactured by: Pope Manufacturing Company; Boston, MA<br />Features: Full Nickel-Less Rims<br />Owners: Carl Schroeder & Don Miller; Miamisburg, OH<br />Restoration Completed: February 2004<br />
  48. 48. Circa 1905 Napoleon Safety<br />Manufactured by: Davis Sewing Machine Company; Dayton, OH<br />Owner: Roger James; New Carlisle, OH<br />Restoration Completed: March 2004<br />
  49. 49. 1888 Springfield Roadster<br />High Wheel Safety<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: November 2004<br />
  50. 50. 1891 Victor Model G C.T.S.<br />Features: Racquet Frame<br />Owner: Bicycle Museum of America; New Bremen, OH<br />Restoration Completed: October 2005<br />
  51. 51. 1891 Geared Facile<br />Manufactured by: Ellis & Company; London, England<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: February 2005<br />
  52. 52. 1891 Victor Model C<br />Manufactured by: Overman Wheel Company; Chicopee Falls, MA<br />Owner: Robert Fiene; Racine, WI<br />Restoration Completed: July 2006<br />
  53. 53. Circa 1890 Eagle Roadster 52”<br />Manufactured: Stamford, CT<br />Features: Full Nickel; Partial Restoration; All new spokes; New saddle; Tune-up and clean-up<br />Owner: Don Miller; Miamisburg, OH<br />Restoration Completed: August 2002<br />
  54. 54. 1891 G&J American Rambler H.T.S.<br />Manufactured by: Gormully & Jeffery; Chicago, IL<br />Owner: Bicycle Museum of America; New Bremen, OH<br />Restoration Completed: September 2004<br />
  55. 55. 1892 Rudge C.T.S.<br />Manufactured by: Rudge Cycle Company; Coventry, England<br />Features: Ball bearing “hinge type” steering<br />Owner: Steve Stevens; Golden, CO<br />Restoration Completed: November 2006<br />
  56. 56. 1889 Columbia H.T.S. (Camel Back)<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: June 2010 (Craig Allen & Bob Jameson)<br />
  57. 57. 1887 34” G&J Childs Ordinary<br />Manufactured by: G & J Company; Chicago, IL<br />Owner: Steve Stevens; Golden, CO<br />Restoration Completed: June 2007<br />
  58. 58. 1887 53” G&J Light Champion<br />Manufactured by Gormully & Jeffery Company; Chicago, IL<br />Owner: Steve Stevens; Golden, CO<br />Restoration Completed: October 2008<br />
  59. 59. 1891 Crescent C.T.S.<br />Manufactured by: Western Wheel Works; Chicago, IL<br />Owner: Wayne Harper, Nashville, TN<br />Restoration Completed: October 2010<br />
  60. 60. 1891 Eagle 52”<br />Manufactured by: Eagle Bicycle Manufacturing Company; Torrington, CT<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin, Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: September 2009<br />
  61. 61. 1889 Star 39” X 24”<br />Manufactured by: H.B. Smith Company, Smithville, NJ<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Townsend, WA<br />Restoration Completed: June 2010 (restored by: Craig Allen & Bob Jameson)<br />
  62. 62. 1897 Rex<br />Manufactured by: Rex Cycle Company; Chicago, IL<br />Owner: Bicycle Museum of America; New Bremen, OH<br />Restoration Completed: April 2009<br />
  63. 63. 1897 Punnett Companion<br />Manufactured by: Punnett Cycle Manufacturing Company; Rochester, NY<br />Owner: Mike McBride; Lawrence, KS<br />Restoration Completed: June 2009<br />
  64. 64. 1894 Crypto Bantam<br />Manufactured by: Crypto Works; London, England<br />Features: 24” Front Wheel; 20” Rear Wheel<br />Owner: Steve Stevens; Golden, CO<br />Restoration Completed: February 2008<br />
  65. 65. 1891 Geared Facile<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin; Port Washington, WA<br />Restoration Completed: April 2006<br />
  66. 66. 1892 36X26 Crypto<br />London, England<br />Owner: Jack Sebbin, Port Townsend, Washington<br />Restoration Completed: January 2011<br />
  67. 67. Reproductions<br />
  68. 68. 1882-1885 Columbia Evening Star Hub Lamps<br />Bob Jameson reproductions flank an Original owned by Bob Menkers<br />
  69. 69. Hill & Tolman “Automatic” Bicycle Alarms<br />Reproduction<br />Manufactured from 1878 by Hill & Tolman Company; Worchester, MA<br />Precision cast of manganese bronze; nickel plated<br />November 2004<br />
  70. 70. Columbia Evening Star Hub Lanterns<br />10 reproductions<br />January 2005<br />

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