Welcome to the museum for Premier and cross frame bicycles. The connection is an obvious one: HILLMAN HERBERT COOPER were acknowledged as being the first to get a successful cross frame – ‘The Premier’ – onto the market, in 1886.
Some of the bicycles featured in this website have now been sold. Those on this home page comprise the existing collection.
The Premier pictured below is a military model from either late 1886 or 1887, and was one of the first military safety bicycles.
This Online Museum caters for both Premier bicycles (above) and other makes and styles of crossframe bicycles (below)