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40's-50's Track Frame

Old 06-22-13, 07:14 AM
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40's-50's Track Frame

I put this in the normal C&V Forum but thought I might get some different eyes and opinions in there.
I picked up this bike on E-Bay a few weeks ago and have yet to figure out what it is.
Frame has open topped seat stays and an Oil Port BB. There is a stamp on the bottom bracket that is either 801 or 708 (I'm thinking 708). Also, the bottom headtube lug is stamped 61 1/2. The fork crown is stamped Made in England on the back. Steerer tube is stamped A&P for Accles and Pollock, as well as the fork blades being stamped with an A in an oval and another stamp that looks like an A&P stamp but slightly different than the steerer tube stamp. Lugs look to be standard key hole lugs that someone has filed to a custom shape, but I am no lug expert or historian. Workmanship is not the best I have ever seen. The frame is quite light and the tubes seem to be on the thinner side. Rear has been drilled for a brake but front has not.
Parts:
Stem: Schwinn Major Taylor
Bars: Torrington
Wheels: Dunlop Special Lightweight 36H F/R
Hubs: Not sure, but rear is flip/flop fixed/fixed
Crank: Cotter Pin Williams Crank and Chainring dated 1942
BB: Bayliss Wiley
Pedals: Unsure,but 1/2" Axle
Other: Various Walton and Brown bits

Any help on this thing is greatly appreciated. I'm trying to figure out what it is and then think about a resto/repaint.
Link to more photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/63735168@N08/
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Old 06-22-13, 08:17 AM
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Can you post a drive side photo?

Emil Wastyn (Chicago) built frames with uncapped seat stays like that, and he sometimes custom cut keyhole lugs. 1942 was just after Pearl Harbor, and many of the larger U.S. companies like Schwinn were switching from bicycle building to making weapons/munitions for the War Department, but some smaller builders continued building bikes during the war for a while.
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Old 06-22-13, 08:26 AM
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Here's the ones I have, I can grab some better ones when I get home from work.
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Old 06-25-13, 06:42 AM
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I took some more pictures of this mystery. Maybe they'll give some clues to someone.
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