C. 1888 "Pony" star high wheel safety
C. 1888 "Pony" star high wheel safety, patented by George Pressey of Hammonton NJ, produced by H.B. Smith Machine Co. Smithville NJ. Very original example, untouched condition. Serial no. 3626, retains identification badge, cast bell, possibly original saddle, 24" front 39" rear wheels, original grips, brakes, Old Sol head lamp, tires appear to be replaced. Very good rider, one of the best original Stars we have offered. This is the smallest example of this machine we have offered.
Sold Price: $16,380
Star Pneumatic Bicycle
c. 1891 Star Pneumatic safety manufactured by the HB Smith Machine Co. Smithville, NJ. This rare example has been fire damaged. 30" front and 30" rear wheels, front coaster pegs, saddle frame, brakes Appear to be complete - but linkage will need repairs. Ultra rare machine. As is cond.
Sold Price: $13,900
C. 1886 Special 45" Pony Star high wheel bicycle
C. 1886 Special 45" Pony Star high wheel bicycle, serial #1392, HB Smith Machine Company, Smithville, NJ. Rare additional step, older restoration, rideable.
Sold Price: $8,913
C. 1889 Star High Wheel Bicycle
C. 1889 Star high wheel bicycle, Mfg. by H.B. Smith Machine Co., Smithville N.J., retains brass name plate with serial #3199. 23" front, 49" rear wheels. Older restoration. Good condition. Brake lever needs work.
Sold Price: $7,900
C. 1880's Pony Star High Wheel Safety Bicycle
C. 1880's Pony Star high wheel safety bicycle, patented by George Pressey of Hammonton NJ, produced by H.B. Smith Machine Co. Smithville NJ., serial number "1185". 42" wheel. Retains name badge. Good condition. Provenance: James Carpenter Collection Part II.
Sold Price: $6,143
C. 1885 "Pony" Star Bicycle
C. 1885 "Pony" Star Bicycle, Mfg. by H. B. Smith Co., Smithville NJ. Featuring a 44" wheel, older restoration includes new front wheel. This example retains brakes, has proper solid rubber tires, restored saddle, pear grips. Stars have unique drive mechanisms and are considered America's first safety highwheel. They did very well in competition against other highwheel safeties. Pony's are considered the most comfortable riding machine in the Star safety series. Excellent rider, VG cond.
Sold Price: $5,500