1935 Shapleigh’s – Rugby Bicycle Catalog Pages

Shapleigh’s Hardware Stores, like many other stores all over America, sold bicycles back in the 1930′s. Shapleigh’s brand names for their bicycles were Wonder and Rugby. Judging by these catalog pages, they primarily used bicycles manufactured by Westfield (aka, Columbia), but there are some that are illustrated that could possibly be made by the Emblem Manufacturing Company of Angola, NY.


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1935 Shapleigh’s – Rugby Bicycle Catalog Pages — 3 Comments

  1. I came across a very interesting vintage shapleigh hardware bicycle. its in great condition has wooden wheels. I am curious about it can someone please tell me about the history. Thanks.

  2. Sorry I should of been more precise about this beautiful bike. Its a shapleigh Rugby. has a lovely red paint job with very fine gold colored pin lines. very beautiful chrome handle bars and a big leather seat. hope thats enough info wish i could download a pic so to help get more info about this old bicycle. Thanks Jim young.

  3. I have acquired a bicycle labeled a Shapleigh Special but yet doesn’t look like the bicycle featured in the Shapleigh Hardware Catalog
    Frame I.D. # is 287718
    I would like some help determining what year it is, is it a 26″ or 28″ wheeled bicycle and who made the bicycle for the Shapleigh store brand Special

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