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DelombardR

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Does anyone keep track of Star serial numbers?
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:00:10 PM »
Does anyone keep track of Star serial numbers?
As seen in the photo, the latest date is 1885 and the serial number is 3195.

I've had the opportunity to learn to ride this Star and have been requested to ride it in parades and exhibits next year.
After spending a bunch of time this afternoon re-learning mounting and dismounting, I'm ready for a maneuvering session sometime in the next few weeks (before the snow flies).

Kurt S.

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Re: Does anyone keep track of Star serial numbers?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 11:47:48 PM »
I believe that serial number would have it manufactured in 1889.

Jeff Kidder

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Re: Does anyone keep track of Star serial numbers?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 11:34:46 AM »
Star serial numbers from Carey Williams:

55inchwheel

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Re: Does anyone keep track of Star serial numbers?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 01:41:48 PM »
Richard, anyone who can ride this wheel is a star in my book! (By the way, those are two wonderful clear photos of the numbers on the frame!)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 01:43:23 PM by 55inchwheel »

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Re: Does anyone keep track of Star serial numbers?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 04:43:51 PM »
Well, I am fortunate that a museum wants me to get comfortable riding it for parades! 
Saves me the price of buying one to see if I like it!
I was told it came to the museum from the Good family that was involved in the founding of the Heidelberg College (now University) in Tiffin, Ohio way back in the 1850s.
The local man who restored it rode it around town when it was done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Iq1wDAueE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlEXvNZ7l3U