Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stanch & Reliable

"The Popular Steeds for Business and Pleasure"

"If I could not get another bicycle I would not give mine for its weight in solid gold. For fifteen years I lost from three to eight days every month with stubborn sick headache. Since I have been riding the bicycle I have lost only two days from that cause, and I haven't spent a dollar for a doctor."
--Rev. George F. Pentecost

Columbia Bicycles and Tricycles Magazine Advert, 1901 (not 1880s as previously stated)


  1. Actually 1901, I think I told you wrong, sorry!

  2. Really? The style seems much earlier, and high-wheels and tricycles were out of fashion by then. Maybe a bit of early retro-themed advertising?