1892 Quadrant Model 17 Safety with Spring wheel & Saddle

 

 

The Quadrant Tricycle Co was one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the early days of cycling, introducing many innovations in bicycles and tricycles. The ‘Dwarf Safety’ featured here is a basic model that was developed into various forms of spring frame over the following three years, including several varieties of sprung saddle and seat post, sprung front wheel, and sprung front fork.

1889 Quadrant ‘No 17’ Dwarf Safety Roadster

with Quadrant Suspension Wheel & Saddle 

21″ Frame

30″ Front Spring Wheel with Solid tyre

28″ Rear Wheel with Cushion tyre

 

These two Quadrant accessories were not offered together, ready fitted to a bicycle. The spring saddle did go into production, and sold successfully. However, the Quadrant spring wheel was a prototype, used for display only.

The spring wheel that you see here was purchased separately from the bicycle. I think you’ll agree though that, in terms of design and size, it looks like it was made for this bicycle!

This rare suspension safety bicycle has been restored and is ready to ride.

 

 

TWO PATENTED QUADRANT SUSPENSION ACCESSORIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUADRANT SUSPENSION SADDLE SPRING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING WHEEL DETAILS