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Manufacturer: Huffy   Site of Operations: Springboro, OH
Founder: George Huffman   Website: www.huffybikes.com
Parent Company Huffy   Notable Lines/Models: Green Machine, Coast King
Tricycles Made Since: 1934 (began making bikes)    
Still in Business: Yes    

COMPANY HISTORY:

Horace Huffman had worked in the business since 1900 and by 1922 he was in charge of liquidating the assets of The Davis Sewing Machine Company. He used the profits from the liquidation to form the Huffman Manufacturing Company. The Davis Sewing Machine Company had survived 30 years in the bike industry, but were finished by 1922. Horace Huffman was put in charged of liquidating the companies machinery. He used the funds to create the Huffman Manufacturing Company in 1924. The remaining Davis bike inventory was sold through 1925. The Huffman company concentrated on non-bike products until 1928 when the Huffman Company incorporated for the purpose of building bikes. Work began on modernizing the Davis factory. It wasn't until October 1934 that the Huffman Company announced their new line of bikes. They used many of the Davis names including Snell, National, LaFrance, Dixie Flyer and Dayton (for the top bikes only). New names that appeared included Zephyr, Airflyte, Davis Flyer as well as many private label brands. The Yale named had been transferred to the D.P. Harris Company. All Huffman bikes used balloon tires and "Aircrafted" frames. All joints were fillet brazed, then ground down and polished. The models were identified by D (Dayton) and H (all others) and a number (1, 2, 3 or 4), a higher number meaning more equipment.

Later in 1957 Huffman acquired the bicycle division of Monark as well. Some of the Monark tooling was shipped to Celina and the Monark name lived on into the 1980's. Some Monark parts began to show up on Huffy branded bikes such as the "Custom Royale". Huffy's four millionth bike was produced in 1961.  In the 1950's and 1960's, Huffy produced Coast King tricycles for sale in the Coast to Coast department stores.

By 1975 Huffy had a 28.7% market share. In 1977 the named was officially changed to the Huffy Corporation. In the 1980's Huffy acquired the rights to the Raleigh name in the United States. The Huffy Tech Center in Miamisburg, Ohio, under the direction of Mike Melton, produced the 1984 Olympic bikes. Greg LeMond would ride Huffy branded bikes in the Tour De France.  More recently, Huffy has made tricycles like the Green Machine and many different colorful tricycles with license character themes, such as: Rugrats, Thomas the Train, and Dora the Explorer.

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Tricycles Photos & Info:

     
Green Machine big wheel tricycle Rugrats licensed tricycle Thomas the Train licensed Trike

Dora the Explorer licensed Tricycle

Coast King tricycle circa 1960's

Coast King tricycle circa late 1950's

 

 

 

 

 

Go Diego Go tricycle by Huffy circa 2006.

Huffy Princess Gogo tricycle circa 2006.

Huffy My First Tricycle circa 2006.

Huffy Lil' Bug tricycle circa 2006.

Thomas the Train tricycle circa 2006.

Huffy Lil' Semi sit and scoot tricycle, circa 2006.

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