The Cushion Frame was patented in 1899 by Charles Travis, and subsequently owned by Colonel Albert Pope of Columbia.
Colonel Pope owned the patent on the conventional ‘cushion frame’ design, which was introduced in 1900 by Barnes Cycle Co.
Iver Johnson introduced a conventional ‘cushion frame’ model (above) only after the patent expired on the cushion frame after 17 years.
Filing date: Nov 3, 1897
Issue date: Jan 31, 1899