Cleveland Model 69 Bicycle, 1899

Cleveland Model 69 Bicycle, 1899

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This Cleveland model 69 bicycle was manufactured by H. A. Lozier Company in Cleveland, Ohio around 1899. This bicycle was used by L. J. Powers who rode to work in Nashua, Iowa from his home in Powersville on a daily basis between the years of 1899 and 1902. It was donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1989. This type of bicycle was the most common men's bicycle during a period when cycling was an extremely popular activity among adults, factory output of bicycles was increasing rapidly, and bicycle manufacturing methods were changing.
Object Name
Date made
ca 1899
used date
H. A. Lozier and Company
Place Made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
United States: Iowa, Nashua
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
leather (saddle material)
overall: 38 in x 14 1/2 in x 72 in; 96.52 cm x 36.83 cm x 182.88 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Roderick E. Briggs
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
America On The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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