1930s/1940s Gazelle Gents’ Cross Frame

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1930s/1940s Gazelle Gents’ Cross Frame

Celluloid Handlebars with Wooden Grips

Rear Wheel Cover

Coaster Brake

23″ Frame

28″ Wheels

(Now sold)

This Dutch cross frame has been preserved in good original unrestored condition. The Gazelle is a well-built sturdy machine. An interesting feature is the celluloid-covered roadster handlebars, a style that was popular in the late 1920s. It’s ready to ride.

 

 

 GAZELLE RIJWIELEN

 Willem Kölling and Rudolf Arentsen originally had agencies to sell imported British bicycles in Holland. Like many similar companies in Europe, once a customer base had been established, they could start making and selling their own brand. Their Gazelle company was established in 1902. Gazelle still exists as one of Holland’s biggest cycle businesses.

The company expanded in the 1920s as a result of their export business in Indonesia (then known as the Dutch East Indies). They built their millionth bike in 1954, and their eight millionth bike coincided with their centenary in 1992.

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