Item #009900 1918 – Color-illustrated Ranger Bicycle Catalog from the Mead Cycle Company
1918 – Color-illustrated Ranger Bicycle Catalog from the Mead Cycle Company
1918 – Color-illustrated Ranger Bicycle Catalog from the Mead Cycle Company
1918 – Color-illustrated Ranger Bicycle Catalog from the Mead Cycle Company
1918 – Color-illustrated Ranger Bicycle Catalog from the Mead Cycle Company
1918 – Color-illustrated Ranger Bicycle Catalog from the Mead Cycle Company
1918 – Color-illustrated Ranger Bicycle Catalog from the Mead Cycle Company

1918 – Color-illustrated Ranger Bicycle Catalog from the Mead Cycle Company

Chicago, Illinois: Mead Cycle Company, 1918. Staplebound. This 56-page coftcover catalog measures a little over 8.5” x 11” and includes 11 pages with color illustrations of different Ranger models. The remainder of the catalog is filled with hundreds of b/w illustrated bicycle parts and accessories. The multicolor heavy-paper front cover features an illustration of a bicyclist in riding clothes flying down a rural road with his tie flapping in the breeze; the reverse shows another cyclist in riding clothes pausing to watch a squirrel cross a country road. In nice shape. Cover has some very light spots of toning.

The bicycle models featured on the color pages include the:

Superbe

Arche-Frame

Motorbike with Electric Light

Scout

Ladies

Special

Racer

Pathfinder Model “A”

Pathfinder Motorbike

Roadster

Sentinel Roadster

The Prince

The Princess

The Magnet for Girls

The Magnet for Boys, and

The “Hurry” Cycle for “Delivery Services.”

. Very good. Item #009900

The Mead Cycle Company, one of the first bicycle factories in Chicago was founded in 1889 by James L. Mead and primarily sold its cycles via mail-order catalogs. Sometime between 1944 and 1954, the company dissolved; some sources report it was purchased by Schwinn in 1946 or by James F. Lynch, the owner of a bicycle shop at 4524 West Madison Street in Chicago.

Price: $175.00

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