DESIGNS: CROSS FRAME SAFETY BICYCLES, 1886 onwards

1 cross frame safety bicycle history

The first successfully marketed ‘safety bicycle’ (pedal operated to the rear wheel) was the Premier in 1886. Its design was subsequently known as a cross frame. With some variations, it was current until the early 1890s.

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1886 Premier cross frame 02

1886 Hillman, Herbert & Cooper ‘Premier’ Cross frame Safety

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1886 Cross frame (Pausey) 01

1886 Pausey Pioneer Cross-Frame Safety

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1886-Tac-Crossframe-05

1886 Tac (Crossframe) Safety Roadster

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1886 Premier Military 1 copy

1886/1887 Military Premier (Hillman, Herbert & Cooper)

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1887 Singer Military Safety bicycle

1887 ‘Singer Safety’ (Semi-Diamond Cross Frame)

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1887 Victor Safety Crossframe Springfork 61

1887 The Victor Safety (Cross frame Springfork)

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1888-Bayliss-Thomas-Excelsior-Cross-frame-09

1888 Bayliss, Thomas ‘Excelsior’ Dwarf Safety

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1888_Crossframe_10

1888 Crossframe with Joseph Bates Drawbolt Chain Adjuster

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1888 Ormonde Safety ‘No 2’ 02

1888 Ormonde Safety ‘No 2’

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1888-Rudge-Bicyclette-2-fork-2

1888 Rudge Bicyclette Dwarf Safety Roadster with Spring Fork

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1887-88 Sharratt & Lisle Star crossframe 05

1888 Sharratt & Lisle Crossframe Safety

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1887 SWIFT Coventry Machinists Co 05

1889 Coventry Machinists Co ‘Swift’ Safety Bicycle

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FOR SALE 1889 Cross frame Safety (Mascotte) 05

1889 Cross frame Safety (attributed to Mascotte)

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1889 Humber Fittings Crossframe 1

1889 Crossframe Safety with Humber Fittings

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1889-Quadrant-‘No-17’-Dwarf-Safety-Roadster-1

1889 Quadrant ‘No 17’ Dwarf Safety Roadster

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FOR SALE 1889 Swift Safety Model D crossframe 04

1889 Swift Safety Crossframe (Coventry Machinists’ Co)

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1889-Parr-semi-diamond-cross-frame-02

1889 The ‘Parr’ Safety (Semi-Diamond Cross-frame)

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1890 Hillman Herbert & Cooper ‘CATFORD’ PREMIER 05

1890 ‘Catford’ Premier ( The ‘Holbein No 1’)

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1890_Crossframe_03

1890 Crossframe with Front Suspension and Integral Steering

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1890-Mascotte-Crossframe-Safety-03

1890 Mascotte ‘Safety No 4’ Cross-frame (George Townsend & Co)

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1889_Peugeot_01

1890 Peugeot Cross Frame Safety

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1891_Peugeot_01

1890 Peugeot Crossframe ‘Bicyclette Populaire’

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1890-Youths-Premier-Safety-03-1

1890 Youths’ Premier Safety (Hillman, Herbert & Cooper)

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1891-crossframe-XL_04

1891 Calcott ‘XL’ Crossframe Safety

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1891-Peugeot-cross-frame-safety-05

1891 Peugeot cross frame safety

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1891 Sharratt & Lisle STAR cross frame safety 05

1891 Sharratt & Lisle STAR Crossframe Safety with cushion tyres

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1929 TAYLOR CADET CYCLET 05

1929 Taylor Cadet Cyclet Bicycle

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1989-Strutt-Worksong-98

1989 Strutt Worksong Folding Bicycle

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FRAME STYLES

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