Tag: 1899

  • 1899 Bicyclette Phebus

    Click here to view at The Online Bicycle Museum …Well worthy are ‘Gladiators’ to take their place by the side of Humber and Clement cycles. Wonderful, indeed, has been the rise of the Societe Francaise des Cycles Galdiator. In 1891 this now famous mark was the property of MM J. Aucoc and Darracq, the last […]

  • 1899 Bicyclette Liberator

    Click here to view at The Online Bicycle Museum Apparently, ‘Cycles Liberator’ opened their Pantin factory in 1898, and were purchased by La Francaise Diamant in 1909. 1899 Bicyclette Liberator 24″ Frame 28″ Wheels¬† This Liberator is another late 19th¬†century French machine that is better know in the 21st century because of its Belle Epoche […]

  • 1899 Beeston Humber Chainless Safety (Metropole Acatene)

    Click here to view at The Online Bicycle Museum [In America] …the chainless had a checkered history that is still largely undocumented. The bevel-gear version was invented twice, in 1893 in France by the Metropole firm and in 1892 in Springfield, Massachusetts, by S.A Grant. Grant assigned his patent rights to a new firm organised […]