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