Western Wheel Works was one of America’s leading cycle makers. The ‘Crescent’ was their best-selling brand. With the failure of the US cycle industry in the late 1890s, export markets became more important for US companies. After Western Wheel Works was taken over by a conglomerate of US cycle makers in 1899, the manufacture of the Crescent continued in Sweden. We enjoy seeing them now because their style is mostly unchanged from the c1900 models.
1937 Crescent Ladies
Built in Sweden
I don’t know how this pre-war Swedish ladies’ bicycle found its way to Britain. It’s a rare model here. It has obviouly been cherished by its previous owners, and is in very good original unrestored condition and ready to ride.