Humco Surfer

 

Humco Surfer! For collectors of beyond vintage skateboards. Take to the WAVES! Collectors will appreciate this very rare example of early skateboard technology! Imagine if you will, early cave people skating down steep boulders, grinding their trucks upon fallen branches or fossilized dinosaur bones. Is this what they rode?

Photographed At Ventura, California, USA

at "Surfer's Point"

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Description and Specifications

The Humco Surfer may have been the first board with "Wide-Track" trucks. This very early 60's or possibly late 50's antique model has all the bells and whistles.

Graphic Screened or Stenciled Surfers, a male and a female, adorn its topside in "Politically Correct" fashion. Genuine antique metal wheels with full ball bearings are ready to roll. Unique spring centering wide-track trucks work as if new.

This fine production piece has the following writing stamped upon its lower side. (See photos)

HUMCO
PATENTED OR PAT PEND.
HUMPHREY MFG. CO.
4670 ALVARADO
SAN DIEGO 20. CALIF

After exhaustive searches, I have been able to find out little about the board, or its manufacturer. Even patent searches revealed little. A link to a copy of a patent drawing of a somewhat similar spring truck is available at this link. Patent Drawing. Heavily used but structurally sound.

Specifications

Length:
24"
Width:
4 5/8"
Deck Height From Ground:
3 3/4"
Deck Thickness:
1/2"
Track: Width Outside to outside of Wheels:
7 3/4"
Axle Length End to End:
8 1/2"
Wheel base Center to Center:
17 1/2"
Truck Tension Springs:
3 1/2" Length x 3/4" O.D.
Deck Material - Commercial-grade plywood:
5 Ply

 


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