1920s Labor Truss-Bridge Frame (Cycles Labor)

1920s Labor Truss-Bridge Frame (Cycles Labor)


This ingenious poster advertising Labor bicycles has become a French icon. As a result, the truss-bridge frame model made by Labor is still a well-known bicycle 90 years later.



Compare the Labor with the Iver Johnson Truss-Bridge bicycle. They look almost identical. The American champion Major Taylor raced an Iver Johnson truss-frame in France from the turn of the century, so I think Labor most likely copied the design from Iver Johnson. A number of companies also used the design in America, but Iver Johnson claimed that it was their patent.


To see more pictures and information about this bicycle

at the Iver Johnson & Truss Bridge Frame Museum



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