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Posted 1 year ago

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I believe this photo would have been taken around late 20's . It is my Great Uncle and Great Great Grand father on our family homestead . I do not know what year or type of bike this is but if you know please chime in :-)

Update Phil was so kind and cleaned up photo and it looks much better now . Thank you Phil !


  1. Nicefice, 1 year ago
    The bike appears to be an old Harley Davidson. Says HD on the chain cover. It also has the standard Troxel solo seat. Cool Pic!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thanks Nicefice I thought it was a early Harley . Wish it was still on the farm to go pick it up :-)
  3. Vin55 Vin55, 1 year ago
    Awesome...just a thought either German or-- E. R. Thomas Motor Company was a manufacturer of motorized bicycles, motorized tricycles, motorcycles, and automobiles in Buffalo, New York between 1900 and 1919. Good Luck!
  4. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Vin55 for stopping and trying to ID bike . I made photo larger and I do see a HD on chain guard now like Nicefice saw . Would think it was a Harley Davidson ?
  5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
    Its a beauty, loved working on your photo, I bet this guy was so proud to own it. It looks like such a great bike, very early too !!
  6. Nicefice, 1 year ago
    I'm figuring late 1915-20s?
    Something close to:
  7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
    I kind of thought it might date back further than 20's also.
  8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
    Wonderful family photo Mani and so kind of Phil to clean it up for you. It looks so very clear now, compared to the original.
  9. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Nicefice I think you nailed it 1914 HD it is . Thanks for the link . I maybe off by date of photo but he may have had it a few years before photo too . It looks like he was out driving it in the fields . If photo's could talk .
  10. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you jscott0363 for stopping and yes Phil has some kind of magic he can work on photo's :-)
  11. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
    this is sweet old girl....Phil did a nice job as well...have to move some snow 2 ft or more coming in now and ending tomorrow, looking for a warm island for sale about now ...... '-))
  12. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Wow, Mani! Great photo, motocycle, and family memories!
    Phil's magic is amazing, the pic is now as neat as when it was taken :-)
  13. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Good morning Roy oh roy :-) you could buy a island they have them for sale but you would miss your mountain . No snow here at the moment and I am ready for summer , Have fun plowing snow today xo
  14. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 1 year ago
    Last night I watched the Pamona Winter National drag racing. There were Harleys that topped 200 mph in a quarter mile. They have sure come a long way. Not your Great Grandfather's Harley any more.
  15. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
    '-)) you know me so well ...we're just having fun, hope things are well with you ..xx
  16. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thegatekeeper No I doubt his bike would do 200 !! It was more like a dirt bike as all the roads in the small town were dirt . I love in Harley City and people here would not ride any other kind of bike :-)
  17. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Oh Roy O Roy we need a breath of fun :-) It is actually trying to get to 50 here today ! Keep on smiling and shoveling <wink>
  18. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
    look for me here on tv I'll give you a hint I have a hat on ...smiling
  19. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Who wears short shorts lol
  20. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you mcheconi ! Hope all is good in Brazil and waiting for you to post some new find :-)
  21. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    So many thank you's I appreciate each one of you !
  22. trunkman trunkman, 1 year ago
    This is an awesome photo!!!
  23. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Tanks so much trunkman and freiheit much appreciated :-)
  24. vonsboy vonsboy, 1 year ago
    Had to come and see what you've been up to, love the early Harley, love vintage
    photography in general.
  25. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Hi Vonsboy nice to see you :-) I post once in awhile mostly I am enjoying all the posts and helping out on dolls when I can . Hope all is well by you and glad you stopped .
  26. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you for stopping by today iggy much appreciated :-)
  27. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Many thanks for stopping today sklo42 always appreciate you stopping :-)
  28. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 1 year ago
    I love old photos/snapshops/ unposed candids like this one. Just WONDERFUL!!
  29. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Many Thanks to all of you that stopped much appreciated !
    Rick55 .
  30. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you aura for stopping today I appreciate it !
    and Always a Pleasure to see you Thomas much appreciated :-)
  31. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you pickrknows for stopping by today always good to see you :-)
  32. buckethead, 1 year ago
    Great Photo!
  33. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Many Thanks buckethead :-) always nice to see you stop by .
  34. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Beantighe and MacDaddyRico for taking time to stop I appreciate it :-)
  35. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    Many thanks for stopping and putting a little love on my Great Great Uncles Harley :-) I appreciate all of you !
  36. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 12 months ago
    Nice to have a photo that shows so much family history, Great house, Sweet bike and memories what more can ya ask for, except maybe great great grandpas pocket watch ;p ( well looks like it could be a pocket watch anyhow)
  37. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    Thanks PoliticalPinbacks and yes that would be his pocket watch . Gee now I wonder who had it as he had 12 kids to divide it between . They are turned out hard working and honorable kids . Times have sure changed . Nice to have to stop by I sure don't post enough anymore I better get with it lol
  38. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 12 months ago
    My Grand parents on moms side had 11 kids, They were a different breed back then for sure, none of them sat inside playing video games LOL, I met grandpa but don't remember much as he passed when I was very young, Grandma was born July 4th 1897 she made it to age 98 so I knew her anyhow, she had a cigar and a shot every year on her birthday ;D, Never met either on my dad side his mom passed when he was 4 in 1917 and his dad 7 years before I was born.
    Keep the posts coming they keep us young, well you anyhow ;p
  39. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    Yes it sure was a different time back then and so many kids grew up on a farm and we learned hard work made us feel better about ourselves and a accomplishment at end of day and it wasn't because we finally won at a video game . I met my Great Grandpa just once I was 4 yrs old when he passed , but my grandpa taught me how to milk a cow and clean a barn spic and span :-) I love your Grandma a cigar and shot a year must have kept her young !
  40. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 12 months ago
    Cleaning a barn can be a good workout,
    I know some who picked so many strawberry's they won't touch one today ;p
    Grandma had a dream at age 95 that she had another baby so one of my Aunt's bought her a doll for Christmas that year, She about peed her pants laughing, yeah she was young at heart.
  41. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    What a great memory PP :-) I used to pick strawberries and still eat them everyday :-) love them still .

    Thank you MacDaddyRico I appreciate you stopping and giving a love :-)

    Vintagefran Many thanks always so nice to see you :-)

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