Rare Antique Vintage Emblem Erie Bicycle Angola, Ny, 1920-1930s Pre-wwii For Sale
The Emblem Manufacturing Company of Angola, New York was a company formed in 1899 that produced both bicycles and motorcycles under their own name and a variety of other badged names such as those produced for Shapleigh’s Hardware Stores in the 1930s. The company, according to existing records, began building bicycles in late 1903 in Lake View, NY and moved to Angola, NY in late 1904. The motorcycle line was discontinued in the mid-late twenties but bicycle production continued until 1939 in very small numbers. In 1918, the Emblem Manufacturing Company purchased the Pierce Cycle Company (later Pierce-Arrow) assets and revised the nameplate to reflect the change from Buffalo, New York to Angola, New York. They produced bikes under the Pierce name as well as their own brand only until 1939.
This full size courier type vintage bicycle was found in an old barn in rural North Carolina and from the nameplate, it is the "Erie" Model, originally a medium blue in color and possibly with white pinstripes, as evidenced from traces of original paint visible under the badge and in other areas. The old gem is now overall brown from oxidation of decades of being in a hot, dusty barn. It appears the tires long rotted away.
It appears to be complete other than missing the seat and one pedal...interestingly, the inside of the rims are lined with wood which likely indicates 1930's manufacture. The fenders are very solid and do not have a lot of dings or dents. It rolls easily and freely. If you ask specific questions, I will do my best to give specific answers...I don't know a lot about these!
The picture of the factory is NOT included in this sale. NC residents must add 6.75% state sales tax. Due to the size, I cannot ship this item but as a courtesy, once it is paid for,I will take it to the local UPS store and YOU can arrange shipping at your expense.
ITEM SOLD AS IS--NO RETURNS ACCEPTED UNLESS I AUTHORIZE IT and if I do accept the return, you will pay return shipping costs and the item must be returned in the same condition as it was shipped to you! The Return Policy form is screwed up as usual and will not allow me to edit the terms--but THIS statement is the way I am selling the item--so PLEASE ask anything you want to know BEFORE you offer --anything posts as to terms will be ignored as I am the owner and seller of the item, NOT .