1930s Rochet Two-Wheel Steering Tricycle

1920s rochet trike

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 02

1930s Rochet Two-Wheel Steering Tricycle

26 x 1 3/8″ Wheels

Cable-Operated Rear Drum Brake

(Now sold)

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 05

Pioneers in the early days of cycle production, Rochet introduced a variety of tricycles and triporteurs in the 1920s and 1930s. Though its bicycles and tricycles are no longer easy to find, people are still familiar with the company because of its range of artist-designed cycling posters.

The cable-operated rear drum brake is unusual. And the two-wheel steering is different from the conventional Ackerman design used on most these tricycles. The equal wheel size makes the tricycle more stable than usual.

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 07

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 09

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 10

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 02

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1920s Rochet TWS Trike 02

TWO WHEEL STEERING

 

 

 

 

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1920s Rochet TWS Trike 02

EXTRACTS FROM 1900 ROCHET CATALOGUE

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1920s Rochet TWS Trike 02

CYCLES ROCHET

RUE DE LA FOLIE REGNAULT 74,

Paris, France

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 47

Cycles Rochet was one of France’s early bicycle manufacturers. The company was originally from Lyons, starting as stonecutters before moving into cycle manufacture in the 1890s. The Paris showrooms were opened in 1903.

Its factory, at Albert, Somme, was destroyed in 1914.

 

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 02

1920s Rochet TWS Trike 99