1896 Ad Thief Safety Chicago Bicycle Accessories Shannon Bike Wheel Lock AMW1


This is an original 1896 black and white print ad for the Thief Proof Lock and Holder from the Safety Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois. The ad writes, "Holds wheel upright and locks it securely. Is locked to wall or object, mode of attachment concealed and cannot be tampered with."


This 115+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. 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 8.5 x 3 inches; 22 x 8 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)

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