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Details about  1897 Tonk Old Hickory Men's Bicycle

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1897 Tonk Old Hickory Men's Bicycle
1897-Tonk-Old-Hickory-Mens-Bicycle
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Ended:
May 13, 2013
Winning bid:
US $16,600.00
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Item location:
Parishville, New York, United States

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181136047507
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Last updated on  May 09, 2013 06:38:34 PDT  View all revisions

This is a rare opportunity to own one of the most artistically beautiful & technically magnificent bicycles ever created. The Tonk Old Hickory’s were built by Maxwell Tonk in the late 1897 & 1898 out laminated, steam-bent, second growth hickory.  The patent, a copy of which is included with the bicycle, describes the method of fabrication.  The frame is actually hollow.  Wheels are 28” Lobdells.

This beautiful example is complete, un-restored and in superb original condition,having spent most if it’s life in private collections and many years in a bicycle museum.  These bicycles are extremely rare and do not come up available very often. There is no ‘Buy-It-Now’ offered but if you would like to tender an offer it will be considered.  Because this bicycle is being offered for sale in a variety of places, I reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

The bicycle is located in northern New York State (13672). Pick up in person would be best.  Otherwise, all shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the purchaser.  Please disregard the auction shipping information as it will not accurately apply. I can carefully and lovingly disassemble it for shipping, wrap the frame in foam pipe insulation and pack it in a bicycle box in preparation for your shipper if so desired, however this may add a bit to the handling time.  I may also be able to deliver the bike to certain locations between northern NY, Albany, NY, Springfield, MA and NYC.  Please feel free to contact me (509-551-1645) to discuss shipping or any other details regarding the bicycle if you’d like. 

A $1000 PayPal deposit is required within 24 hours of the end of the auction with the balance due via wire transfer or cashier’s check within 5 days of the end of the auction. 


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