Original AMERICAN BICYCLE COMPANY 1900 Catalogue

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On Training Wheels
Nice Original Bicycle catalog from the Paris Exposition 1900

Size 23.7 x 11.5 cm - 48 pages

This is a 48-page catalog which was produced by the American Bicycle Company consortium for use at the August 1900 Bicycle Exposition held in Paris, France.

Illustrations of bicycles branded with the following names are included in this catalog:

Columbia, Cleveland, Crescent, Monarch, Rambler, Stearns, Tribune, Spalding, Barnes, Sterling, Featherstone, Crawford, Imperial, Hartford, Clipper, Ideal, Pennant, Stormer, Syracuse
-(models described but not illustrated), Meiselbach, Geneva, and Fay.


Front cover and pages 1 to 14 bent on right down corner
Little miss of paper on page 1 right down corner like 0.2cm x 0.8cm
Central pages not attached anymore

I will send it from Paris (France) by airmail with track number

Payment via Paypal only - 200$ delivered

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Page-1, the introduction page stating that the American Bicycle Company was located in New York and had European branches in Paris, London & Germany (Lozier Mfg Co).

Page-2, an information page about the American Bicycle Company of the USA

Page-3, an illustration of three (3) different chainless (shaft drive) bicycles.

Pages-4 & 5 mentioning the brand names of the bicycle illustrated and/or mentioned within this catalog. The text also offers a strong sales pitch for the bevel-gear chainless (shaft drive) bicycles and indicates that chainless mechanism is far superior to the chain-wheel model bicycles. However the chainless model bicycles were soon discontinued by all of the American factories shortly after 1900.

Pages 6 & 7, with text about: (1) the feature & benefits of the bevel-gear chainless (shaft drive) mechanism, (2) options for wheels, rims & tires, (3) information about mudguards (fenders), plunger brakes, & the Columbia Coaster Brake.

Pages 8 & 9, with illustrations of sections of various types of rims & tires and text about them. Notice the wood rims which accept a clincher type tire & tube.

Pages 10 & 11, illustrating two COLUMBIA brand bikes; a gents chainless & ladies chain drive. The text mentions models 65, 66, 63 & 64.

Pages-12 & 13, illustrating two CLEVELAND brand bicycles; a gents chainless & a ladies chain drive. The text mentions models; 83, 84, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, & 96.

Pages 14 & 15, illustrating two CRESCENT brand bicycles; a gents chainless & a ladies chain drive. The text mentions models; 41 & 42, 31 & 32, 51 & 52, 3 & 6 juvenile for boys & girls.

Pages 16 & 17, illustrating two MONARCH brand bicycles; a gents chainless & a ladies chain drive. The text mentions models; 69 & 70 Tandems, 73 & 74 chainless, 87 & 88, 83 & 84, & #48 Cooper Special.

Pages 18 & 19, illustrating two RAMBLER brand chain drive bicycles; a gents & a ladies. The text mentions models 32, 33, 34, 36 & 37.

Pages 20 & 21, illustrating two STEARNS brand bicycles; a gents chainless & a ladies chain drive. The text mentions models; A, C, G, H, K, L, Special, Track Racer, Tandems & Tourist models 20 & 30.

Pages 22 & 23 illustrating two TRIBUNE brand chain drive bicycles; a gents & a ladies. The text mentions models; 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, & 550 Track Racer.

Pages 24 & 25 illustrating two SPALDING brand chainless bicycles. The text mentions models; 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 28, 30, & 31.

Pages 26 & 27 illustrating two BARNES brand chain drive bicycles. The text mentions models; 16, 17, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, & 39A/39B Cushion Frame models.

Pages 28 & 29 illustrating two STERLING brand chainless bicycles. The text mentions models; 14, 16, 19, 32, 52, G & E.

Pages 30 & 31 illustrating two FEATHERSTONE brand chain drive bicycles. The text mentions models; A, C, D, E & F.

Pages 32 & 33 illustrating two CRAWFORD brand chain drive bicycles. The text mentions models; 73, 74, 75, 76, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, & 95.

Pages 34 & 35 illustrating two IMPERIAL brand chain drive bicycles. The text mentions models; 12, 80, 81, 90, 91 & 100.

Page-36 illustrates a HARTFORD brand gents chain drive bicycle. The text mentions models 23 & 24 for gents & ladies.

Page-37 illustrates a CLIPPER brand gents chainless bicycle. The text mentions models; 5, 6, 40, 41 & Racer.

Pages 38 & 39 illustrate two IDEAL brand chain drive bicycles. The text mentions models; A, B, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58 & 59.

Page-40 illustrates a PENNANT brand ladies chain drive bicycle. The text mentions models 31 & 32 for gents & ladies.

Page-41 illustrates a STORMER brand gents chain drive bicycle. The models are #35 & #36.

Page-42 is text only for the SYRACUSE brand bicycles. The models are; Pacer, Thelma, Gents Special & Ladies Special.

Page-43 illustrates a gents chain drive MEISELBACH brand bicycle Model B. Also mentioned is a ladies model.

Pages 44 & 45 illustrate two GENEVA brand chain drive bicycles. The models are 13, 15, 16 & 17.

Page-46 illustrates a FAY brand boys bicycle. A similar model is available with a girls drop frame.

Page-47 states the Guarantee & General Information.

Page-48 bears the logo of the printer of this catalog who was located in New York.
 
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