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Manufacturer: Hedstrom   Site of Operations: Fitchburg, MA
Founder: Carl Hedstrom   Website: n/a
Parent Company Hedstrom   Notable Lines/Models: Safe-Jet, Minute Man
Tricycles Made Since: 1915    
Still in Business: Yes    

COMPANY HISTORY:

Carl Hedstrom started his company in 1915 and originally produced bicycles.  Hedstrom is still in business but may no longer be producing tricycles.  In the 1980's Hedstrom had a bit of a resurgence in the tricycle industry when they started producing licensed character tricycles like Strawberry Shortcake tricycles, as well as trikes that featured Care Bears and Bugs Bunny.

Notable Features & Other Info: Below are some different headbadges and logos used by Hedstrom over the years.

    1960's Headbadge 1970's-80's Headbadge

Hedstrom Union Logo

1977 Hedstrom Happy Days Fonz tricycle advertisement.

1970's Hedstrom Tonka tricycle head badge sticker.

1960's or 1970's Hedtrom head badge.

       

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1960's era Hedstrom headbadge.

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Tricycles Photos & Info:

     
Hedstrom tricycle, probably circa 1920's.  Hedstrom seems to have used this design for decades in addition to other models. The Minute Man streamlined modern tricycle is probably the rarest, most valuable and most desired Hedstrom tricycle. Hedstrom Saf-Jet tricycle seen here with a Dallas Cowboys logo seat.
Strawberry Shortcake licensed tricycle. Care Bears licensed Hedstrom tricycle.  Hedstrom Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny licensed tricycle box.  Hedstrom chopper type tricycle, probably circa late 1960's or 1970's.
 Hedstrom convertible molded plastic scooter & tricycle.  Hedstrom Union Kiddie Kar wooden ride-on type tricycle.  Circa early ~1980's  1960's Hedstrom 2-step trike.
       

1960's basic Hedstrom tricycle.

1970's Tonka tricycle made by Hedtrom.

This tricycle is unmarked but is most likely a 1930's era Hedstrom chain driven tricycle.

Late 1960's Hedstrom double step tricycle with green metallic paint.

Hedstrom tricycle with wire tied tires, could be from 1920's to the 40s.

1950's era Hedstrom tricycle.

Hedstrom trike circa 1930's.

1930's Hedstrom Minuteman fendered tricycle.

Rough 1950's Hedstrom tricycle - see next photo for pic after restoration.

Restored 1950's era Hedstrom tricycle - see previous photo for a picture of the tricycle before the restoration.

Nice X-11 Sky Jet rear stearing tricycle by Hedstrom.

Circa 1930's Hedstrom tricycle.

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Tonka Strawberry Shortcake by Hedstrom.

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