Monark Silver King Bicycles Chicago

Monark Silver King began in 1934 in Chicago selling aluminum bicycles!  I had no idea somebody was making aluminum bicycles way back then.  These bikes don’t show up too often, but I see them for sale every once in a while.  The company made their own bikes till they sold to Huffman Manufacturing (Huffy) in 1956.  Huffy produced Monark branded bicycles for a while after that, then the brand disappeared.  Here are some Monark bicycles:

1952 Monark Silver King

The person who donated the images of this bike said it was a 1952 Monark Silver King, didn’t know the model. I believe it originally had a tank on it and is maybe a Super Deluxe. It may have also had a rack on the back. A really neat bike for sure.

1952 Monark Silver King
Front

Monark Silver King Badge

Monark Silver King Badge Unknown Year

1936 Monark Silver King Ad

Lighter, streamlined, comes with a light, and a payment plan! These guys have me sold, I’d buy one!

1936 Monark Silver King Ad

Monark Silver King Kids Bike 24″ Wheels Unknown Year or model

Don’t know how much of this bike is still original, but I know the badge is.

Monark Silver King Kids Bike 24″

Monark Silver King Ladies Bicycle Red

Unknown model or year ladies or girls bicycle.

Monark Silver King Ladies Bicycle Red

1964 Monark El Camino Woman’s Bike

This one would have been made by Huffy.

1964 Monark El Camino Woman’s Bike

Here is a great link with lots of company info:

Monark Silver King, Inc., est. 1934 – Made-in-Chicago Museum (madeinchicagomuseum.com)

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