Old photo with Crescent bike. Year/model?


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GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 29, 2012
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Alameda, California
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American company Western Wheel Works in Chicago (50,000 bicycles made in 1894) manufactured a more affordable bicycle line named "Crescent". There was a bicycle in progress and these bikes were exported to Sweden via a stockholder company Aktiebolaget Amerikansk Cycle Import, Eli Pettersson & August Lindblad.
In 1896 August and Eli imported 6,000 Crescent bicycles. Circa 1907-1908 AB Amerikansk Cycleimport started to produce bicycles with the name Crescent in their own factory in Sweden. It is unclear how they obtained the well known brand...
 

andybee75

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 25, 2011
92
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Markaryd, Sweden
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Yes, does look like a ND hub ca 1901-02, but also very similiar to the ABC hub that Pope used. This would be more likely used by Crescent, i guess? Actually thought that someone would nail the exact model and year by now...
 

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