1896 Ad Allerton Lubricant Chicago Chain Compound Bicycle Bike Cycle AMW1


This is a small original 1896 black and white print ad for Allerton's Chain Compound from the Allerton Lubricant Company of Chicago, Illinois. The ad writes, "Keeps the chain bright, as well as lubricated. Will not soil hands or clothes. Will not collect dust and dirt."


This 115+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.75 x 2 inches; 7 x 5 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Antique Advertising, bicycling, 710 Old Colony Building, lubrication