A 1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidey 24 inch boys bicycle,
Lot 251
A 1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy 24" inch boys bicycle,
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
A 1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidey 24 inch boys bicycle, A 1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidey 24 inch boys bicycle,
A 1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy 24" inch boys bicycle,
Manufactured by the D.P. Harris Manufacturing Co. these "Hoppy" bicycles were produced from 1949 to 1953; very few boys' bikes have survived intact. This bicycle had the good fortune to be stored carefully and was found in November, 2010, in a barn near Clearlake, Lake County, California where it was kept for the last 55+ years. Condition is remarkably original. The serial number - A15124 – indicates 1952 production date and it was last licensed in the Alameda, California in 1954. Alameda license #4037 is still on the bike. The bikes features include
• Double bar frame – around the tank
• Western style chrome studded Delta Rocket Ray fender light
• Longhorn handlebars
• Black long ball end grips with B&W streamers
• Adjustable seat with horse hair grained vinyl saddle with chrome guard rail
• U.S. Royal white sidewall 3 ridged balloon tires with chain link tread – 24 x 2.125
• Each side of the tank had a built in jeweled white genuine leather holster, nickel and copper "Hoppy" medallion and Hoppy's name in white rope script. The Hoppy script was painted at the factory (this is not a decal)
• Two special issue white gripped George Schmidt Hoppy cap pistols for the tank holsters.
• Western style chrome studded fenders and chain guard
• Frontier fringed carrier
• Longhorn bandoliers on front and rear fenders
• White rear fender mud flap with embossed design
• Stimsonite red jeweled rear fender reflector
• Chrome hub caps – (the only American bike to be so equipped at the factory)
• Torrington Meteor 3 pedals
• Kick stand
• New Departure Model D coaster brake
Sold together with "Hoppy" lunch box and period caps for guns.

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