VINTAGE GARTON COWBOY VERSION BICYCLE SIDEWALK BIKE. RARE & HARD TO FIND!! This is a rare vintage Garton Cowboy version bicycle childs sidewalk bike most likely made sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The Garton Toy Company of Sheboygan Wisconsin was very well know for making early pressed steel childs pedal cars, velocipedes (tricycles), along with many versions of different bicycles throughout the years.
The front and rear tires measure approximately 11-3/4 tall x 1-1/2 wide. The rubber is complete all the way around on the both wheels though they do show all the wear, marks, and chips associated with years of use but in pretty good condition taking into consideration its age. The original pan style seat is complete though it does have rust and wear associated with use and age. The bike appears to have never been repainted and shows most of the original graphics though the paint is faded and there is surface rust throughout most of the bicycle.The bicycle is 36-3/4 long, 22 high, and 18-7/8 wide as pictured. The handlebars are adjustable up and down and you can see marks where they have been set in different positions along with missing their original grips. The handlebar width is 18-7/8 and are currently 22 in height from the ground. There has been a welding repair done to the bottom side of the handlebars where they come together at the center down post (pictured). The seat is also adjustable up and down and is currently set at approximately 18-1/2 high from the ground. The seat itself measures 10-1/2 in overall length x 10-1/2 in overall width. The seat is slightly bent at its base or twisted leaning down towards the right side, though it appears it can be straightened with a little effort. The bike appears to still amazing have the original red and white pedals though the end retainer cap is missing on the right side. The rear areas of both the front and rear fenders do have some dents, bends, and surface rust.
The rear mounted basket and fender bracket is bent downward and most likely had some sort of original attachment point at one time. I believe this version of Garton sidewalk bike originally would have had training wheels attached for stability.If you dont have one of these Garton bicycles in your pedal car, tricycle, or bicycle collection now is your chance! Please use the pictures to determine the condition for yourself. Additional pictures are also available upon request. The item "VINTAGE GARTON COWBOY BICYCLE CHILDS SIDEWALK BIKE (RARE & HARD TO FIND!)" is in sale since Tuesday, January 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Outdoor Toys & Structures\Ride-Ons & Tricycles\Pre-1970". The seller is "east-coast-pickers" and is located in Denver, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.