1892 Elliott Hickory ‘A’ Safety Bicycle

1892 Elliott Hickory ‘A’ Safety Bicycle

A number of attempts were made a few years ago to introduce hickory wheels in place of the wire suspension wheels, among the most notable being a bicycle built by Sterling Elliott, and called the Hickory. The frame was built of tubing as was usual, but the wheels – hubs, spokes and rims – were made of hickory, the spokes being known as radial spokes. In order to maintain its rigidness and to carry the pneumatic tyre the rim was surrounded by a metallic band in which the tyre was placed.

- The modern Bicycle and its Accessories, by Alex Schwalbach and Julies Wilcox, 1898

 TO SEE LARGER PHOTOS AND FULL DETAILS

PLEASE CLICK HERE

Published on October 10, 2011 at 9:26 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: http://oldbike.wordpress.com/1892-elliott-hickory-%e2%80%98a%e2%80%99-safety-bicycle/trackback/

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 177 other followers

%d bloggers like this: