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Old 05-28-05, 10:26 AM
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Please help advise the circa of this bike.

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I need help. I failed to note the circa of this bike. Can any of you help me. Also attached is the front emblem. Sorry about the clarity as I used my cell phone on this one.
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This web site: https://bikecult.com/works/archive/05...crescent6.html makes me think that either the company that was in Chicago sold to a Swedish company in the 70's, or there were at least two manufactures of this brand located in two different countries. But note the emblem is the same design. The American company started in 1896 but could not find any records of when it ended. From what I could gather they were not highend bikes-but could have value due to the rareness.
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Originally Posted by froze
This web site: https://bikecult.com/works/archive/05...crescent6.html makes me think that either the company that was in Chicago sold to a Swedish company in the 70's, or there were at least two manufactures of this brand located in two different countries. But note the emblem is the same design. The American company started in 1896 but could not find any records of when it ended. From what I could gather they were not highend bikes-but could have value due to the rareness.
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Wooden rims? I was gonna guess around 1900. Wish I could see the drivetrain better...

Those pedals look more modern, though... I could be way off with my guess,
the bike could be from as late as the 1930's.
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Wooden rims? I was gonna guess around 1900. Wish I could see the drivetrain better...

Those pedals look more modern, though... I could be way off with my guess,
the bike could be from as late as the 1930's.
as above, the 1922 CCM catalogue still listed wooden rims as available ( with a colour choice, no less)
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The two companies may have always been the same company---I don't know.But another Chicago Bicycle company(Mead) also built bicycles in England.So much of this History is lost or just setting in somebodies book collection---wish they would start a web page to tell all this stuff.Another interesting company is the T.D.Cross company--they made a lot of bicycle parts including chains.Cross started in America and moved to England---they still build chaind(but not bicycle chains that I know)---sam
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I've been doing a bit more searching the net. I stumbled on this page for those interested:
https://www.thewheelmen.org/sections/...50&alphachar=C
I located the following info which I will use on my site and hope it's on the money.
Crescent-(M) Western Wheel Works, Chicago IL, 1891-1899
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