DESIGNS: TRUSS-BRIDGE FRAMES / ARCH BARS

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Iver Johnson introduced the distinctive Truss Bridge frame in America in 1901. The patent lasted for 14 years, after which other US companies brought out their own similar designs, usually described as an Arch Bar.

World champion racing cyclist Major Taylor rode Iver Johnson bicycles. When he raced in France in the early 1900s, he used an Iver Johnson Truss Bridge, and the style caught on there. Labor became the French license holder for this design, and various French companies made their own versions until the late 1920s.

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1904 Columbia 28″ Cushion Arch-bar Chainless Roadster with Hartford Tire Coaster Brake

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1910s-Terrot-Truss-bridge-03

1910 Terrot Truss-bridge

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1910s Labor Racer 05

1910s Labor Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1910s-Labor-Racing-10

1910s le Cadre ‘Special Labor’ Truss Bridge Racer

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1910s Labor 05

1910s le Cadre ‘Special Labor’ Truss Bridge Road Racer

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1915 Miami Hudson Arch bar 12 copy

1915 Miami Hudson Arch bar

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1917_Iver_Johnson_Cushion_Truss_02

1917 Iver Johnson Cushion Truss Frame Track Racer

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red wing arch bar

1917 RED WING ARCH BAR VIDEO

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1917-Red-Wing-Arch-Bar-Truss-Bridge-Bicycle-1

1917 Red Wing Truss Bridge (Archbar) Bicycle (Westfield Columbia)

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1918_Iver_Johnson_05

1918 Iver Johnson Truss Bridge

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1919-Haverford-Black-Beauty-Pacer-15

1919 Haverford Black Beauty ‘Pacer’ Arch bar

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1920_Labor_03

1920 le Cadre ‘Special Labor’ Truss Bridge Racer

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1920s-Chatellerault-Truss-Frame-09

1920s ‘Chatellerault’ Truss-Bridge Road Racer

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1920s JH Trussbridge 05

1920s ‘Cycles J.H’ Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1920s Columbia Archbar 05

1920s Columbia Archbar

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1910s-Cycles-Labor-04

1920s Cycles Labor

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1920s Garrouste Truss-bridge Road Racer 05

1920s Garrouste Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1920s_La_Lionne_01-copy

1920s La Lionne Truss-Frame Racing Bicycle

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1920S-LABOR-05

1920s le Cadre ‘Special Labor’ Truss Bridge Racer

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1920s RECTA truss bridge 05

1920s Recta Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1920s REXOR Trussbridge 05

1920s Rexor Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1920s Royal Codrix Truss bridge 05

1920s Royal Codrix Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1910_terrot_truss_frame_2

1920s Terrot Truss Bridge Bicycle

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1920s truss bridge 05

1920s Truss Bridge Roadster

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1923 Iver Johnson TRUST THE TRUSS 05

1923 Iver Johnson Truss-Bridge

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FRAME STYLES

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Iver_Johnson_Truss_Bridge_Frame_Patent_1901_1

PATENT WARS: TRUSS TUBE v ARCH BAR

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