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Posted 3 years ago

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From late 1800's to early 1900's.. Bought at an Estate Sale in Los Altos CA. Rare find.... Wanted to see if anyone can tell me more about this tricycle we purchased? thanks for any and all help on this.

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  1. alisha marston, 3 years ago
    I have one almost identical to it & haven't been able to find much on it please update me if you do find out how much its worth.. thanks
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    Found this from "tricycle fetish dot com"..........:What to Look for to Spot a Fake:

    There are a number of things that can better help a buyer determine if a tricycle is a fake or actually a real antique.

    Wooden seats - most antique tricycles did not have wooden seats, although a few did. If a tricycle is from before 1900 and has a wooden seat, it should show lots of wear and age.

    Philips head screws - No Philips head screws in the 1800's.

    Welds - before electricity, there was no welding. If you see someone selling a tricycle with welds with claims it was made before 1890, they are lying. Welds on any tricycle prior to 1900 are very rare, if not non-existent.

    Hex nuts & bots - genuine antiques do not have six sided bolts holding anything together. The earliest tricycles with bolts and nuts will have four sided nuts.

    Steel covered wood wheels - although I have seen example of authentic tricycles with wooden wheels with strap steel over the wood (like metal tires), it is very rare. Few were produced like this, and even fewer survive. Most likely wood and steel together on the wheels means it is a fake - especially if any of the other things listed in this section occur on the tricycle as well.

    Chemical rust - anything made with iron will rust. Many fakes are now being chemically treated to oxidize quickly and it is easy to spot. A rusty antique tricycle will have a brown even rust to any part of the metal that has been exposed (ie. paint is missing). Chemical oxidation causes an orange-ish rust that is spotty and seemingly not related to normal wear or exposed metal.

    Pots, baskets, planters etc. - No authentic antique tricycle will ever have any sort of basket on the back, period.
    I hope this helps all..........

  3. tterrag7991, 3 years ago
    pop is right I got fooled by on of these earlyer. There is another one posted

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