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mike cates

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Elliott Self Oiling Block Chain
« on: February 03, 2020, 11:47:15 PM »
Here is a original and useable one inch pitch block chain of the Elliott Self Oiling pattern. It will need oiling and freeing up of some links but nothing to be concerned about for installation on a rideable bicycle. It was used on Elliott Hickory and Columbia Cushion Tire and Pneumatic Tire Safeties and other makes. It is a uniquely  designed chain in that there is a piece of felt pressed into a through hole in each block that holds drops of oil to continually lubricate the pins of each block link (see 2nd photo down showing felt in through hole between side plate ends). Elliott's claim is that the chain could be oiled at far less intervals than a standard designed block chain. The blocks are flat top & bottom and the side plates are symmetrical profile varying from the block profile. The block width is .438" and distance between plates is .455". It's length is 46" pin-to-pin and has the original slotted and threaded master link pin and nut. These chains are hard to find in useable condition.
I haven't seen this offered at Copake Antique Bicycle Auction 2020.
$200 plus $8.30 USPS Small Flat Rate Box to the lower 48 states.
Mike Cates, CA.
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