1930s/1940s Gazelle Gents’ Cross Frame
Celluloid Handlebars with Wooden Grips
Rear Wheel Cover
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.
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.
1930s LADIES GAZELLE