Circa 1890s/1900 bicycle - need identification help


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johndpeterson

On Training Wheels
Feb 3, 2019
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East Point GA
#1
Greetings All, I have a family photograph of what I have so far determined to be a chainless bicycle from between 1898 and 1900. The badge on the front stem doesn't seem to match any badge/company logo I've been able to find. The chrome on the joint between the fork and front stem also seem to be unique. Additionally, there's an accessory of some sort on the right front fork that I have been trying to identify that could possibly be a lamp mount. I have found catalog pictures of Columbia and of Spalding bicycles that are similar but not the same. Any help would be appreciated.
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dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
#4
Greetings All, I have a family photograph of what I have so far determined to be a chainless bicycle from between 1898 and 1900. The badge on the front stem doesn't seem to match any badge/company logo I've been able to find. The chrome on the joint between the fork and front stem also seem to be unique. Additionally, there's an accessory of some sort on the right front fork that I have been trying to identify that could possibly be a lamp mount. I have found catalog pictures of Columbia and of Spalding bicycles that are similar but not the same. Any help would be appreciated.
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Looks like a head clip type headset (thanks for the close-up Patric) lamp bracket on the right fork, could it be a British machine? I'll admit, the Pith helmet is also throwing me in that direction!
 
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