Pierce-Arrow bicycle, ca. 1900

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Description
George N. Pierce Company of Buffalo, New York manufactured this bicycle around 1900. The Pierce Company also made early Pierce Motorette automobiles. In time, the Pierce automobile became known as the Pierce-Arrow, while the Pierce bicycles and Pierce 1- and 4-cylinder motorcycles were built by the Pierce Cycle Co., a subsidiary of the original company. The Pierce Cycle Co. was headed by Percy Pierce, son of George, when receivers were appointed for it in 1910. The bicycle was donated to the Smithsonianm in 1928.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
maker
Geo. n. Pierce Co.
Associated Place
United States: New York
ID Number
TR.309386
catalog number
309386
accession number
100045
Credit Line
Gift of Barton A. Bean
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Bicycling
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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