Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Bicycle, 1925

Description
This ladies’ bicycle was manufactured by Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in 1925. The steel bicycle has a drop frame to accommodate a skirt, a Mesinger No. 1 leather saddle, rubber tires and a steel frame. The chain drive has a 22-tooth front
sprocket and 9-sprocket rear gear. The cycle has front and rear mudguards and a rear luggage rack. The bike is finished in a medium blue with white striping. The bike was donated to the museum in 1961 as a representation of the typical bicycle of the era.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1925
maker
Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works
Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Fitchburg
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
leather (overall material)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 39 1/4 in x 21 3/4 in x 70 1/2 in; 99.695 cm x 55.245 cm x 179.07 cm
ID Number
CL.318471
accession number
236166
catalog number
318471
Credit Line
Mrs. Powhatan Moncure, Jr.
subject
Sports
See more items in
Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Bicycling
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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