1894 Yost Mfg Co Falcon ‘No 1’


Joseph L Yost was a major player in the American cycle industry in the late 1880s and early 1890s. His various companies included Springfield Bicycle Mfg Co, where he built a geared high wheeler. His next company was Lozier & Yost. After splitting from Lozier, he founded Yost Mfg Co to build and sell his own bicycles. He held a patent for a folding handlebar, which was offered as an option on his 1893 and 1894 Falcons. You can see it on this Falcon No 1, the company’s top of the range model with duplex down tube.


1894 Yost Mfg Co Falcon ‘No 1’

19″ Frame

28″ Wheels

Cushion tyres

Yost patent folding handlebar

Duplex down tube

(Now sold)

his Falcon No 1 is a rare survivor, being one of the first Falcons made By Joseph Yost when he established his company in 1893. The Yost patent folding handlebar is a work of art and predates the better-known folding handlebars that were popular on American bicycles around the turn of the century.

It’s in very good all round condition, has recently been stripped down and serviced, and is ready to ride.