Very rare C. 1896 "Zimmy" pneumatic safety, by Zimmerman Mfg. Co. Freehold NJ.
Very rare C. 1896 "Zimmy" pneumatic safety, by Zimmerman Mfg. Co. Freehold NJ. Founder Arthur Augustus Zimmerman of Freehold NJ (1869 - 1936) won the first world sprint championship in 1893 and won more than 1000 races. To our knowledge this is the only Zimmy to ever appear at auction. The Copake Auction obtained the Zimmy many years ago for David Metz, he told us he had been advertising for years to find one. Good restored condition. A collection of framed Zimmerman items from the Metz Museum are included with the bicycle. David Metz Museum.
Sold Price: $15,210
c. 1897 Columbia model 40 military cavalry pneumatic safety bicycle
c. 1897 Columbia model 40 military cavalry pneumatic safety bicycle. Outfitted with machine gun (decommissioned) "US" leather slung pouch, (2) ammo boxes, 23" frame, older restoration, note display tires. Good condition.
Sold Price: $14,950
Auction: Bicycle Auction: Pedaling History Bicycle Museum Session III, October 19, 2013
Category: Bicycle Auctions
Tags: Bicycle, Cavalry, Columbia, Military, Model 40, Pedaling History Museum, Pneumatic Safety
Star Pneumatic Bicycle
c. 1891 Star Pneumatic safety manufactured by the HB Smith Machine Co. Smithville, NJ. This rare example has been fire damaged. 30" front and 30" rear wheels, front coaster pegs, saddle frame, brakes Appear to be complete - but linkage will need repairs. Ultra rare machine. As is cond.
Sold Price: $13,900
c. 1898 Rex bicycle, Rex Bicycle Co, Chicago IL., excellent restoration
c. 1898 Rex bicycle, Rex Bicycle Co, Chicago IL., excellent restoration. Includes anatomical saddle, handle bar bell, tool pouch, cyclometer. Excellent restored condition.
Sold Price: $13,800
C. 1898 Rex Pneumatic Safety Bicycle
Rare C. 1898 Rex pneumatic safety, Rex Cycle Co. Chicago Ill, patent by Bohn C. Hicks in 1896. Very desirable machine, having 3 wheel suspension bars. Original paint, mother of pearl grips. 24" frame. Jim bought this from A. K. Miller in Vermont, it reportadely was owned by Diamond Jim Brady. Good condition. Provenance: James Carpenter Collection Part II.
Sold Price: $11,700
Chilion Wooden Frame Pneumatic Safety
C. 1898 Chilion wooden frame female pneumatic safety. 23" frame manufactured by M.D. Stebbings Mfg. Co. Springfield Mass.. Good condition.
Sold Price: $7,605
Exceptional C. 1898 Pierce chainless 22" frame pneumatic safety "cushion" frame model
Exceptional C. 1898 Pierce chainless 22" frame pneumatic safety "cushion" frame model having double leaf spring front forks and "Hygenic Wheel Co." rear shock (made for Pierce). This restored example has all the bells and whistles including Kelly handle bars, celluloid grips, "Christy" anatomical saddle, Pierce Arrow logo leather tool pouch, matching pedals, New Departure (made for Pierce) front and rear hubs, matching "Elizabethtown Universale Tire Co." red, 28" button tread tires. Stunning restoration, super paint with color matched rims, excellent nickel plating. The best Pierce we have ever offered.
Sold Price: $6,727
C. 1897 Bamboo Pneumatic Safety Bicycle
C. 1897 Bamboo bicycle. Cataloged by The Henry Ford Museum as. Bamboo Cycle Co. LTD., E. C. England. Pneumatic safety. Tires marked 28-1 3/4", Deaccessioned from The Henry Ford Museum, ACC. NO. 30.1647.3. Overpainted, imperfections in the wood.
Sold Price: $5,850