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Master_Pieces
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Jun-08-06, 07:25 AM (EDT)
 
"Hawk Tool- Pony Scooter 1950s? Info wtd"
 
   This old scooter was found in a shed. Does anybody know anything about these? It has 12 inch tires and a pull start 7 hp kholer engine that appears orginal. It took me two days just to find out it was made by Hawk Tool co in Clarkston Michigan. The badge says MW- Montgomery Ward. The brake shoes are marked Hawk Tool. No Serial number. It's complete, needs a bit of work to run. Soory for the poor photography.

There are several other pictures if you change the number in the address, scoot1-scoot13


 
e
Member since Jun-3-02
7493 posts
Jun-08-06, 06:58 PM (EDT)
 
1. "RE: Hawk Tool- Pony Scooter 1950s? Info wtd"
In response to message #0
 
   There is a guy here that sounds like he may have a similiar scooter missing the engine, or he may have a Silver Pigeon and be no good at research. There are also a couple people on that page that might be worth emailing for information.
Hawk Tools I think is still in buisness. They maybe able to shed some light on it.

http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/euro/brands/wards_riverside.htm


>This old scooter was found in a shed. Does anybody know
>anything about these? It has 12 inch tires and a pull start
>7 hp kholer engine that appears orginal. It took me two days
>just to find out it was made by Hawk Tool co in Clarkston
>Michigan. The badge says MW- Montgomery Ward. The brake
>shoes are marked Hawk Tool. No Serial number. It's complete,
>needs a bit of work to run. Soory for the poor photography.
>
>There are several other pictures if you change the number in
>the address, scoot1-scoot13
>
>

"You want to cripple the bastard? Send him a 130-mph cafe-racer. And include some license plates, he'll think it's a streetbike. He's queer for anything fast."


 
Those Darn McCabes
Member since Sep-26-02
993 posts
Jun-08-06, 07:44 PM (EDT)
 
2. "RE: Hawk Tool- Pony Scooter 1950s? Info wtd"
In response to message #1
 
   LAST EDITED ON Jun-08-06 AT 07:46 PM (EDT)
 
My guess was for an Allstate version of the Yardman scooter but the front forks don't looks right.

Dave

Here's an ebay auction: 4643770085

I'll check my Monkey Wards catalog when I get home.

www.vespaclubusa.org
www.twistnplay.com
www.springscoot.com


 
cphilip
Member since Jul-16-03
7408 posts
Jun-09-06, 11:26 AM (EDT)
 
3. "RE: Hawk Tool- Pony Scooter 1950s? Info wtd"
In response to message #2
 
   LAST EDITED ON Jun-09-06 AT 11:28 AM (EDT)
 
Not certain... the yardman had a different Rear enclosure than that. Smaller seat but there are some similarities in the frame and fork.

Yardman was in Michigan though.


 
Strom Thurmond
unregistered user
Jun-09-06, 02:16 PM (EDT)
 
4. "RE: Hawk Tool- Pony Scooter 1950s? Info wtd"
In response to message #3
 
   I'm pretty sure Hawk scooters were made by the Hawk tool and dye company which was based in either Ohio or Indiana. Some time ago I read a story about them posted either on hobbytech.com or one of the Cushman yahoo groups. The story discussed meeting one of the descendants of the family that owned Hawk Tool and Dye at a scooter show, most likely the Portland, Indiana meet.

They're a pretty rare bike, I've only seen one in person (at the Portland, Indiana meet) and I'm pretty sure that a salvage dealer who called himself Mr. Moto had one (minus engine) for sale online, but that was years ago.


 
Master_Pieces
unregistered user
Jun-09-06, 02:49 PM (EDT)
 
5. "RE: Hawk Tool- Pony Scooter 1950s? Info wtd"
In response to message #4
 
   Thank you for you replies.
If you search 'montgomery ward scooter' on ebay you see and ad with a pony scooter. It has a different front end, but same legshield. The fine print, it's hard to read, talks about hawk tool. Says the pony came with continental engines with attached generators. My generator/capacitor is part of the bike, so I think my kohler k160 engine is original.
I found this page,
http://scooter.lst1090.org/index.htm

scroll on the left and look for pony cycle. Those bikes had the same front end as mine. I now have a vespa with 8 inch wheels so this boat(it's about a foot longer) will be a treat to ride. I hope.

I am cleaning and doing just enough to get it running for now. I will add proper pictures then.
tom


 

 

 


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