Columbia Four-seat Tandem Bicycle, Westfield, Massachusetts, c. 1964, black-painted frame with original decals, pinstriped front and rear fenders, white-wall tires, front brake, black and white seats, and a three-chain drive, lg. 140 in.
Note: Reportedly there were only two of these cycles made for the 1964 World's Fair in New York, the other one is in a private collection. In the summer of 1969 the consignor worked for Columbia and he came to an agreement with his manager to purchase this bike because "I thought it would be a great double date opportunity," $35 was deducted from his paycheck the following week.
decals have some losses, no serial number on front neck plate, surface rust and small paint loss, chains recently oiled.
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