Chilion Wooden Bicycle

Chilion Wooden Bicycle

Description

Chilion Wooden Frame Pneumatic Safety Bicycle

The frame is Hickory wood.



Click here for a copy of an ad for this bike in 1896

Equipment Specifications
Year1896
ManufacturerStebbings Mfg. Co. Springfield Mass
Detailed Information
Detailed Description
M. D. Stebbins Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, was one of the largest makers of wood frame safeties. This 1897 Chilion bicycle used polished, hickory frame rods connected with aluminum-bronze lugs. The company claimed this distinctive bike would not buckle when riders hit obstructions, as metal rods would. And, of course, the bike would not rust.
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