Can you identify my bike? What year is my bike? These are the two most asked questions I get. 

 Serial numbers are a good start to identifing the year of a Columbia bike. One of the drawbacks is the serial number charts for Westfield made bicycles only go from 1936 to 1972. 

 On many older Pope/Westfield made bikes the head badge offers a clue. The model number is stamped into the badge and the model number is year specific. 

 On this page I will include both the known serial number charts and model number/year lists for older bikes. I will also be adding information on serial number years and production numbers as I get it.

 There is no way to include all models in this list but my hope is this will help some in identifing their bikes.

 

1877 - 1878

1877......
The Pope Mfg. Co.
founded in Boston Mass.

1878......
In January of 1878 Albert A. Pope starts importing bicycles from England

1878......
In September of 1878 Col. Pope approaches the Weed Sewing Machine Co. in Hartford Ct. about building bicycles.

1878......
November of 1878 the first bicycles are made in Hartford. These are a copy of an English bike the Bayliss Thomas Duplex Excelsior.

1879 - 1892
 

1879.…..

Columbia Bicycle

1880.…..

Special Columbia

Standard Columbia

Mustang

Youth’s Mustang


1881......

1882.…..

Expert Columbia

Special Columbia

Standard Columbia

Mustang

Youth’s Mustang

Challenge Tricycle, No.2 44-inch wheels

Folding Challenge Tricycle, No.2 44-inch wheels

Challenge Tricycle, No.6, 48-inch wheels

1883.…..

Expert Columbia

Columbia Racer

Standard Columbia

Mustang

Columbia Tricycle


1884......

1885.…..

Expert Columbia

Columbia Light Roadster

Columbia Racer

Standard Columbia

Columbia Tricycle

Columbia Two-Track Tricycle

1886.…..

Expert Columbia

Columbia Light Roadster

Standard Columbia

Columbia Safety (High Wheel)

Columbia Semi-Roadster

Columbia Racer

Columbia Two-Track Tricycle

Ladies’ Columbia Two-Track Tricycle

Columbia Racing Tricycle

1887.…..

Expert Columbia

Columbia Light Roadster

Standard Columbia

Columbia Safety (High Wheel)

Columbia Semi-Roadster

Columbia Racer

Columbia Two-Track Tricycle

Ladies’ Columbia Two-Track Tricycle

Columbia Tandem

Columbia Racing Tricycle

1888.…..

Columbia Light Roadster

Expert Columbia

The Volunteer Columbia

The Veloce Columbia (The first “Safety” style bicycle by Columbia)

Columbia Safety (High Wheel)

Columbia Semi-Roadster

Standard Columbia

Columbia Racer

Columbia Racing Tricycle

Columbia Light Roadster Tricycle

Ladies’ Columbia Two-Track Tricycle

The Surprise Columbia Tricycle

Columbia Tandem

1889.…..

Columbia Tandem

The Surprise Columbia Tricycle

Columbia Light Roadster

Expert Columbia

Volunteer Columbia

Columbia Semi-Roadster

Columbia Light Roadster Safety

Columbia Tandem Safety

1890.…..

Columbia Light Roadster Safety

Columbia Ladies’ Safety

Columbia Tandem Safety

Columbia Light Roadster (High Wheel)

Expert Columbia (High Wheel)

Volunteer Columbia (High Wheel)

Columbia Semi-Roadster  (High Wheel)

The Surprise Columbia Tricycle

Columbia Tandem Tricycle

Columbia Racer (High Wheel)

1891.…..

Columbia Light Roadster Safety

Columbia Light Roadster Safety  with Cushion Tires

Columbia Ladies’ Safety

Columbia Light Roadster (High Wheel)

Expert Columbia (High Wheel)

Volunteer Columbia (High Wheel)

Columbia Semi-Roadster  (High Wheel)

Columbia Tandem Tricycle

Columbia Racing Safety

Columbia Racer (High Wheel)

1892.…..

The Century Columbia

The Century Road Racer

Columbia Light Roadster Safety 

Columbia Ladies’ Safety

Columbia Racing Safety

Columbia Light Roadster (High Wheel)

Expert Columbia (High Wheel)

Volunteer Columbia (High Wheel)



 

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This style name plate used through 1894.  (Pope Mfg.Co.)

1893.…..The first year Columbia used model numbers

Model 32.…Men’s Century Columbia

Model 32.…Men’s  Road Racer

Model 30.…Men’s

Model 29.…Men’s

Model 27.…Men’s Light Roadster Safety

Model 28.…Ladies’  Safety

Model 31.…Ladies’

Model  ……Columbia Racing Safety


1894.…..

Model 34.…Men’s

Model 35.…Woman’s

Model 36.…Men’s

Model 37.…Semi-Racer

Model 38.…Men’s Tall

Model 39.…Men’s

Model 33.…Men’s

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1895 - 1899  (Pope Mfg.Co.)

Model Number on top of the badge.
Patent Information on sides of badge.


1895.…..

Model 40.…Men’s

Model 41.…Women’s

Model 42.…Men’s

Model 43.…Tandem (woman in front, man in back)

Model 44.…Racer


1896.…..

Model 40.…Men’s

Model 41.…Women’s

Model 42.…Men’s

Model 43.…Tandem (woman in front, man in back)

Model 44.…Racer


1897.…..

Model 45.…Men’s

Model 46.…Women’s

Model 47.…Tandem (Diamond Frame)

Model 48.…Tandem (woman in front, man in back)


1898.…..

Model 50.…Men’s Chainless

Model 51.…Women’s Chainless

Model 45.…Men’s Chain

Model 46.…Women’s Chain

Model 47.…Tandem (Diamond Frame)

Model 48.…Tandem (woman in front, man in back)

Model 49.…Racer


1899.…..

Model 59.…Men’s Chainless

Model 60.…Women’s Chainless

Model 57.…Men’s Chain

Model 58.…Women’s Chain

Model 61.…Men’s Chain with 30 inch Wheels

Model 47.…Tandem (Diamond Frame)

Model 48.…Tandem (woman in front, man in back)


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Some badges have "American Bicycle Company" banner on top, others do not.

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1900 - 1903  (American Bicycle Company, Hartford Ct.)

1900.…..

Model 65.…Men’s Chainless

Model 66.…Women’s Chainless

Model 63.…Men’s Chain

Model 64.…Women’s Chain


1901.…..

Model 74.…Men’s Chainless

Model 75.…Women’s Chainless

Model 72.…Men’s Chain

Model 73.…Women’s Chain

Model 27.…Men’s Hartford

Model 28.…Women’s Hartford

Model 29.…Men’s Vedette

Model 30.…Women’s Vedette


1902.…..

Model 81.…Men’s Chainless

Model 82.…Woman’s Chainless

Model 84.…Men’s Roadster

Model 85.…Women’s Roadster

Model 83.…Men’s Racer or Light Roadster

Model 86.…Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 87.…Women’s Cushion Frame

Model 31.…Men’s Hartford

Model 32.…Women’s Hartford

Model 33.…Men’s Vedette

Model 34.…Women’s Vedette

Model 88....Men's Cushion Frame Two Speed Chainless (This was a mid or late year addition and does not show up in the 1902 catalog. Head Badges on Two Speeds clearly show 1902 and Model 88 on the same badge. The 1903 Catalog states the Two Speeds were new for 03')


1903.…..

Model 108...Men’s Two Speed and Spring Fork Chainless

Model 109...Women’s Two Speed and Spring Fork Chainless

Model 104...Men’s Chainless

Model 105...Women’s Chainless

Model 102...Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 106...Men’s Cushion Chainless

Model 101...Men’s Columbia Special

Model 99.…Men’s Chain Columbia

Model 100...Women’s Chain Columbia

Model 97.…Men’s Hartford

Model 98.…Women’s Hartford

Model 95.…Men’s Vedette

Model 96.…Women’s Vedette

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1904 - 1908  (The Pope Mfg.Co. Hartford Ct.)
Model Number stamped on right side of badge. Model number will indicate year.


 

1904.…..

Model 138...Men’s Two Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 139...Women’s Two Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 134...Men’s Chainless

Model 135...Women’s Chainless

Model 132...Men’s Columbia Superb

Model 130...Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 131...Women’s Cushion Frame

Model 128...Men’s Columbia

Model 129...Women’s Columbia

Model 126...Men’s Hartford

Model 127...Women’s Hartford


1905.….

Model 154....Men’s Two Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 155...Women’s Two Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 150...Men’s Chainless

Model 151...Women’s Chainless

Model 148...Columbia Superb

Model 146...Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 147...Woman’s Cushion Frame

Model 144...Men’s Light Roadster

Model 145...Women’s Light Roadster

Model 142...Men’s Hartford

Model 143...Woman’s Hartford

1906.….

Model 154....Men’s Two Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 155...Women’s Two Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 150...Men’s Chainless

Model 151...Women’s Chainless

Model  156...Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 157...Women’s Cushion Frame

Model 158...Men’s Light Roadster

Model 159...Women’s Light Roadster

Model 160...Men’s Columbia

Model 161...Women’s Columbia

Model 162...Men’s Hartford

Model 163...Women’s Hartford


1907.…….

Model 700.…Men’s Cushion Frame Chainless

Model 701.…Women’s Cushion Frame Chainless

Model 704.…Men’s Standard Chainless

Model 702.…Men’s Standard Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 705.…Women’s Standard Chainless

Model 703.…Women’s Standard Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 706.…Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 707.…Women’s Cushion Frame

Model 710.…Men’s Light Roadster

Model 711.…Women’s Light Roadster

Model 712.…Men’s Columbia Chain

Model 708.…Men’s Columbia Chain with Cushion Frame

Model 713.…Women’s Columbia Chain

Model 709.…Women’s Columbia Chain with Cushion Frame

Model 714.…Men’s Hartford Chain

Model 715.…Women’s Hartford Chain


 

1908.…….

Model 800.…Men’s Cushion Frame Chainless

Model 801.…Women’s Cushion Frame Chainless

Model 804.…Men’s Standard Chainless

Model 802.…Men’s Standard Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 805.…Women’s Standard Chainless

Model 803.…Women’s Standard Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 810.…Men’s Light Roadster

Model 811.…Women’s Light Roadster

Model 808.…Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 809.…Women’s Cushion Frame

Model 812.…Men’s Columbia Chain

Model 813.…Women’s Columbia Chain

Model 814.…Men’s Hartford Chain

Model 815.…Women’s Hartford Chain

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1909 - 1913  (The Pope Mfg. Co. , Hartford Ct.)
Similar to the 1895 - 1899 smooth badge but no patent infromation on sides. Model number stamped on badge.

1909.……

Model 900.…Men’s Chainless Two-Speed Cushion Frame

Model 901.…Women’s Chainless Two-Speed Cushion Frame

Model 904.…Men’s Chainless

Model 905.…Women’s Chainless

Model 910.…Men’s Columbia Special

Model 908.…Men’s Cushion Frame Roadster

Model 912.…Men’s Roadster

Model 913.…Women’s Roadster

Model 914.…Hartford Men’s Roadster

Model 915.…Hartford Women’s Roadster


1910.……

Model 00.…Men’s Chainless

Model 01.…Women’s Chainless

Model 04.…Men’s Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 05.…Women’s Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 010...Men’s Columbia Special

Model 011...Columbia Racer

Model 012...Men’s Roadster

Model 013...Women’s Roadster

Model 08.…Men’s Cushion Frame Roadster

Model 014...Hartford Men’s Roadster

Model 015...Hartford Women’s Roadster


1911.……


1912.……

Model 200...Men’s Two-Speed Chainless

Model 201...Women’s Two-Speed Chainless

Model 204...Men’s Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 205...Women’s Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 210...Men’s Columbia Special

Model 211...Columbia Racer

Model 212...Men’s Roadster

Model 213...Women’s Roadster

Model 208...Men’s Cushion Frame Roadster

Model 214...Hartford Men’s Roadster

Model 215...Hartford Women’s Roadster


1913.……Last year to show Hartford Ct.

Model 300...Men’s Two-Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 301...Women’s Two-Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 304...Men’s Chainless

Model 305...Women’s Chainless

Model 310...Men’s Columbia Special

Model 311...Columbia Racer

Model 312...Men’s Roadster

Model 313...Women’s Roadster

Model 308...Men’s Cushion Frame Roadster

Model 314...Hartford Men’s Roadster

Model 315...Hartford Women’s Roadster

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1914 - 1915 (Pope Mfg. Co , Westfield Mass)
Stamped with model number. First digit of model number is last digit of year.

1914.……First year to show Westfield Ma.

Model 400...Men’s Two-Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 401...Women’s Two-Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 404... Men’s Chainless

Model 405...Women’s Chainless

Model 410...Men’s Columbia Special

Model 411...Columbia Racer

Model 412...Men’s Roadster

Model 413...Women’s Roadster

Model 408...Men’s Cushion Frame Roadster

Model 413...Hartford Men’s Roadster

Model 415...Hartford Women’s Roadster


1915.……

Model 500...Men’s Two-Speed Chainless with Cushion Frame

Model 504...Men’s Chainless

Model 505...Women’s Chainless

Model 510...Men’s Columbia Special

Model 511...Columbia Racer

Model 512...Men’s Roadster

Model 513...Women’s Roadster

Model 508...Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 514...Hartford Men’s Roadster

Model 515...Hartford Women’s Roadster

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1916 - 1936 (Westfield Mfg. Co, Westfield Mass)
Model no. stamped on early models until mid 20’s. First digit of model number is last digit of year up to 1920.

1916.……

Model 604...Men’s Chainless

Model 605...Women’s Chainless

Model 608...Men’s Cushion Frame

Model 612...Men’s Roadster

Model 613...Women’s Roadster

Model 611...Columbia Racer

Model 614...Hartford Men’s Roadster

Model 615...Hartford Woman’s Roadster


1917.……

Model 704...Men’s Chainless

Model 705...Women’s Chainless

Model 711...Columbia Racer

Model 706...Columbia Motobike

Model 712...Men’s Columbia Superb

Model 713...Women’s Columbia Superb

Model 716...Men’s Roadster

Model 716-W…Women’s Roadster

Model 71A…Arch Bar

Model 710...Service Model


1918.……

Model 804...Men’s Chainless

Model 805...Women’s Chainless

Model 812...Men’s Superb

Model 813...Women’s Superb

Model 816...Men’s Roadster

Model 816W…Women’s Roadster

Model 806...Motobike

Model 811...Racer

Model 81A…Arch-Bar

Model 810...Service


1919.……

Model 912...Men’s Columbia Superb

Model 913...Women’s Columbia Superb

Model 91 A…Arch Bar

Model 916...Men’s Roadster

Model 916-W…Women’s Roadster

Model 904...Men’s Chainless

Model 905...Women’s Chainless

Model 906...Motobike

Model 910...Service Model

Model 911...Racer


1920……

Model 04...Men’s Chainless

Model 05...Women’s Chainless

Model 012...Columbia Superb

Model 013...Women’s Columbia Superb

Model 016...Men’s Roadster

Model 016-W…Women’s Roadster

Model 006...Motobike

Model 011...Racer

Model 01-A…Arch Bar

Model 010...Service

Model 06-H…Camelback

Model B…Military


1921 starts with letters to designate year.


1921.……M

Model M2...Men’s Superb

Model M1...Men’s Chainless

Model M5...Women’s Roadster

Model M4...Men’s Roadster

Model M8...Motobike

Model M7...Junior Roadster

Model MB…Military

Model M6...Arch Bar

Model M3...Racer


1922.……N

Model N2....Men's Sport Model Superb

Model N1.…Men’s Chainless

Model N5.…Women’s Roadster

Model N4.…Men’s Roadster

Model N8.…Motobike

Model N7.…Junior Roadster

Model N3.…Racer

Model N6.…Men’s Archbar

Model N2-LR….Men’s Light Roadster

Model NJ3...Boy’s Juvenile 17” Frame

Model NJ1...Boy’s Juvenile 15” Frame

Model NJ4...Girls Juvenile  17” Frame

Model NJ2...Girls Juvenile 15” Frame


 

1923.……A

1924.……B
Model B1.…Men’s Superb

Model B6.…Men’s Roadster

Model B10...Women’s

Model B7.…Junior Roadster

Model B3.…Archbar Superb

Model B8.…Archbar Roadster

Model B9.…Motobike

Model BJ11...Boy’s Juvenile

Model BJ12...Girl’s Juvenile

Model B5.…Road Racer

Model B4.…Special Racer


1925.……C
Model C1.....Columbia Superb
Model C6.....Roadster
Model C10....Ladies' Sport
Model C7......Junior Roadster
Model C9T....Motobike, completely equipped
Model C9......Motobike, un-equipped
Model C3......Archbar Superb
Model C8......Archbar Roadster
Model CJ11...Boys' Juvenile

1926.……D
Model D5.......Road Racer
Model D4.......Special Racer
Model D1.......Columbia Superb
Model D6.......Roadster
Model D10.....Ladies' Sport
Model D7.......Jr. Roadster
Model D9T.....Motobike, fully equipped
Model D9.......Motobike, un-equipped
Model D3.......Archbar Superb
Model D8.......Archbar Roadster
Model DJ11....Boys' Juvenile
Model DJ12....Girls' Juvenile

1927.…..E

 Model E-6.…Men’s Roadster

Model E-8.…Archbar Roadster

Model E-7.…Junior Roadster

Model E-9T…Motobike

Model E-9.….Same as Motobike but no tank, lamp, horn, and lock

Model EJ-11...Boy’s Juvenile

Model E-10...Women’s

Model EJ-12...Girls Juvenile

Model E-4.…Special Racer

Model E-5.…Road Racer

Model E8-SD…Special Delivery

After this “Model No.” still appears on badge but there is nothing stamped next to it continuing until 1935.

The following years may have serial numbers starting with these letters corresponding with the catalog model numbers. The serial numbers will be on the frame under the crank hanger.


1928.......F
Model F-8……Archbar Roadster
Model F-6……Roadster
Model F-7…….Junior Roadster
Model F-9T……Motobike (equipped)
Model F-9…….Motobike (unequipped)
Model FJ-I……Boys’ Juvenile
Model F-10……Women’s
Model FJ-2……Girls’ Juvenile
Model F-4……Racing with two piece hanger
Model F-5……Racing with one-piece hanger
Model F9-SD……Special Delivery

1929.......G
Model G-6......Roadster
Model G-8......Arch Bar Roadster
Model G-9......Motobike
Model GJ-I......Boys' Juvenile
Model G-7......Junior Roadster
Model G-4......Racing with two piece hanger
Model G-5......Racing with one-piece hanger
Model G-9SD......Special Delivery


1930.......H
Model H-6......Roadster
Model H-8...... Arch Bar
Model H-9......Motobike
Model HJ-1......Boys' Juvenile
Model H-7 ......Junior Roadster
Model H-9T......Motobike
Model H-10......Women's
Model HJ-2......Girls' Juvenile
Model HJ-1T......Boys' Junior Motobike
Model H-4......Racing with two piece crank
Model H-5......Racing with one piece crank
Model H9-SD......Special Delivery



1931......J
Model J-8......Archbar Roadster
Model J-9......Motobike
Model JJ-1T......Boys' Junior Motobike
Model JJ-1......Boys' Juvenile
Model J-7......Junior Roadster
Model J-9T......Motobike (equipped)
Model J-10......Women's
Model JJ-2......Girls' Juvenile
Model J-4......Racing (one piece crank)
Model J-5......Racing (two piece crank)
Model J-9SD......Special Delivery


1932......K

Model K-7......Superb Junior Roadster
Model K-9......Superb Motobike
Model K-8......Superb Archbar Roadster
Model K-10......Superb Women's
Model KJ-1T......Superb Boys' Junior Motobike
Model KJ-1......Superb Boys' Juvenile
Model KJ-2......Superb Girls' Juvenile
Model K-9T......Superb Motobike
Model K-4.......Racing with two piece crank
Model K-5......Racing with one piece crank
Model K-5B......Racing with one piece crank and New Departure Brake
Model K-9SD......Superb Special Delivery

Standard Models;
Model SK-9T......Motobike
Model SK-7......Junior Roadster
Model SKS-9......Special Motobike
Model SK-10......Women's
Model SJ-1T......Boys' Junior Motobike
Model SJ-2......Girls' Juvenile


1933......L or NSL or NL     First year for the balloon tire bike from Westfield Mfg. on some models.
Standard Models;
Model NSL-7......Drop Bar Roadster

Model NSL-7T......Drop-Bar Roadster (fully equipped,square tank frame, without fork truss)
Model NSL-9......Men's Motobike (truss Fork)
Model NSL-9T......Men's Motobike (fully equipped, square frame tank, Truss Fork)
Model NSL-10......Woman's
Model NSL-1T......Boy's Junior Motobike (fully equipped, square tank, Truss Fork)
Model NSL-1......Boy's Juvenile, 17" frame 26" wheels
Model NSL-124......Boy's Juvenile, 16" frame 24" wheels
Model NSL-2......Girl's Juvenile, 17" frame 26" wheels
Model NSL-224......Girls' Juvenile, 16" frame 24" wheels
Model NSL-220......Girls Juvenile, 15" frame 20" wheels


Suberb Models;
Model NL-7......Men's Drop-Bar Roadster
Model NL-7T......Men's Drop-Bar Roadster (fully equipped, square frame tank, without truss)
Model NL-9......Men's Motobike
Model NL-9T......Men's Motobike (truss fork, round frame tank, fully equipped)
Model NL-10......Woman's
Model NL-5......Men's Road Racer
Model NL-5B......Men's Road Racer with coaster brake
Model NL-1......Boy's Juvenile, 17" frame 26" wheels
Model NL-2......Girl's Juvenile, 17"frame 26" wheels
Model NL-1T......Boy's Junior Motobike (fully equipped, square tank, truss fork)
Model NL-9SD......Men's Special Delivery



1934......M
Model M7......Superb Camel Back
Model M7B......Superb Camel Back Balloon
Model M9......Supeerb Motobike
Model M9T......Superb Motobike Equipped
Model M10B......Superb Woman's Balloon
Model M1......Superb Boy's Juvenile
Model M2......Superb Girls' Juvenile
Columbia Twinbar Airider....no Model designation
Model M9SD......Superb Special Delivery
Model M5......Superb Racer with fixed rear hub
Model M5CB......Superb Racer with coaster brake


1935......N
Model N7B......Superb Camelback Balloon
Model N9B......Superb Motobike Balloon
Model N9TB......Superb Fully Equipped Motobike Balloon
Model N10B......Superb Woman's Balloon
Model N4......Gentleman's Roadster
Model N3......Superb Twinbar Airider
Model N1......Superb Boy's Juvenile
Model N2......Superb Girl's Juvenile
Model N5......Superb Racer
Model N9SD......Superb Special Delivery

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1936 - 1945 (Westfield Mfg. Co. Westfield Mass) Some 1936 models still used the old style badge.

Mounting holes are horizontal, one slightly higer than the other.

 This starts serial numbers being stamped on frame under crank hanger. The letter preceding the serial number indicates year of manufacture. Often there will be a separate letter with 1 number near the serial number. This letter is one higher than the one preceding the serial number. This indicates the Model year. By the end of the year the next year models were already being produced.

1936.……A5429 - A266083

1937.……B5000 - B195407

1938.……C5000 - C130896

1939.……D5000 - D156044

1940.……E5000 - E168879

1941.……F5000 - F213132 and G5000 - G17433

1942.……G17434 - G112858
1942-45....MF, MG, MC....These are the prefixes for Military Issue Columbia Models. MC is likely Marine Corps issued bikes.

1943.……G112859 - G195135

1944.……G195136 - G200000 and W5001A - W85244A

1945.……J5000 - J114781


 

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Postwar badge used from 1946 until 1960. (Westfield Mfg. Co. Westfield MASS)

Mounting holes are vertical (top and bottom of badge)


1946........K5000 - K256116

1947.……L5001 - L313474

1948.……M - 5001 - M345445

1949.……M345446 - M525640

1950.……N5000 - N59606 and R5000 - R182877

1951.……R200000 - R539588

1952.……R659514 - R804246

1953.……R804247 - R855423 and W5000 - W217999

1954.……W21800 - W376443

1955.……A5000 - A197956

1956.……B500 - B95332 And C5001 - ?

1957.……C105021 - C288230

1958.……D5125 - D199613

1959.……E5000 - E273125

1960.……H5000 - H259120

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1961 Until 1975 (Columbia Mfg. Co. Westfield Mass)

Small Badge used on childrens bikes.

1961.……K5000 - K205465

1962.……L205466 - L425743

1963.……M425744 - M617828 and N617829 - N624001  and N5000 - N26183

1964.……N26184 - N370693

1965.……N375000 - N817898

1966.……R100000 - R464982

1967.……R464982 - R842814

1968.……R842814 - R987209 and S5000 - S331191

1969.……S331193 - S767191

1970.……S767191 - S950093 and W500 - W242733

1971.……W242733 - W752146

1972.……W752146 - W803303
1973

1974
1975


 Please note that the serial number records provided by the factory are incomplete and only go up to 1972. Bikes made after 1972 do have serial numbers but there is simply no known record of the years they represent. As in earlier years the letter date codes may have been re-used from other years as they had done in the past. Also note that the serial numbers on Tandem and Twosome  Columbia's do not fit in with the charts on this page. To identify model years of a tandem go to the "Tandem Columbia's" page of this site to do a visual identification.

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1976 - 1983

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1976 was the first year for this new aluminum badge pictured above. It was replaced by the sticker version shown below in the next couple of years. The sticker version was used until 1983.

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1984 - 1988

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1989 - 1990

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Goldcrest was a name Columbia use from the late 70's to the mid 80's. The early ones used the aluminum badge and later ones the sticker type.

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The "Classic by Columbia" line was produced in the 1980's and early 1990's as a higher end bike than the rest of the Columbia line.

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Vista was a brand started by a group of bicycle dealers in the 1960's. The early bikes were made by Columbia. Later, Vista's were made in Japan.

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This is a color chart used for most of the 50's. These color combinations were available on most models from that era.

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