Columbia model 27, 1893

This Columbia model 27 was built in 1893 and has serial number 13399. This number is inscripted on the bottom lug of head tube. It is for sale on a specialized website and if you click the picture you will find a link with excellent pictures. Seller sais 1893 is the first time Columbia offered this safety with pneumatic tyres, but I believe this was 1892. Anyhow: it's a magnificent bike, with front suspension and in a very original condition. Please mail me if the link doesn't work any more.

If you are interested in a whole bunch of Columbia highwheel and safety advertisements, look at the ones I put on Flickr. Click here.