1901 Ad Rambler Sales Department Chicago Bicycles Vintage Transportation EM2

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This is an original 1901 black and white print ad for the Rambler Chainless Bicycles, costing $60 from Rambler Sales Department, Chicago, Illinois.

CONDITION

This 110+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Moderate aging throughout. Moderate wrinkling. No natural defects. Some moderate surface rub. No tears. Moderate water stain - right margin. Please note that there is bleed-through from the print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 8.25 inches; 14 x 21 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)

Rambler Bicycle.

The Rambler Bicycle was manufactured from 1878 to 1900 by the Gormully and Jeffery Manufacturing Company in Chicago. This bike brand was created by Thomas B. Jeffery who later built the Rambler Automobile.

In 1897, Jeffery built his first car which sat on bicycle wheels. Three years later, when his Rambler Runabout was well received at auto shows, Jeffery sold his bicycle company and went on to build the Rambler Model A in 1901.

The Rambler Bicycle went on to be built by the the American Bicycle Company after purchasing Gormully and Jeffery in 1900.

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