Oldtimer picture gallery. Motorcycles. Pre-1932 USA motorcycles. Crescent.
1904-1905, Pope Mfg. Co., Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
1902-1903, American Cycle Mfg. Co., Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Offices: Chicago, New York City, San Francisco.

The Crescent make was a part of the Pope empire, famous bicycle producer since 1878. In 1902 Pope organized American Cycle Mfg. Co. specially for motor bicycle production. Production spectrum included seven trademarks: (Western Line) Rambler, Crescent, Monarch, Imperial; (Eastern Line) Columbia, Cleveland, Tribune. Two models were issued, 1-cyl. F-head 13/4hp Model A - clone of "Camel Back" Indian assembled from Aurora Automatic Machinery Co. units (Rambler, Crescent, Monarch, Imperial), and own motor 1-cyl. F-head 21/4hp Model B (Columbia, Cleveland, Tribune). Both models have been produced under multiple bicycle old trademarks well known by dealers and cyclists. These makes had minor differencies between them but their common special feature was characteristic shape ot the gasoline tank.


1902-1905 Model A: 1-cyl. F-head 13/4hp, 15.85 cu in (259.8cc), bore 219/32", stroke 3", battery ignition, 1-speed, 5...30 mph, $225 (1904), $210 (1905), color - black.
   Crescent, 24k 1904 poster, 108k 4 III 1904 poster, technical data from 1904 catalogue, 173k.


1904 Catalogue:
202k, 221k.
1902 Catalogue:
Model 63, 159k,
Model 37, 165k,
Model 38, 152k,
Models 47, 48, 170k,
Pictures of Models 63, 37, 38, 101k,
Pictures of Models 47, 48, 66, 65, 89k,
Pictures of Models 57, 58, 23, 26, 99k,
Models 65, 66, 49, 50, 193k.
1901 Catalogue:
Crescent 61, 153k,
Crescent 43, 138k, 99k, 68k, 96k (catalogue is wrong or this is 43 label on 44 model?),
Crescent 44, 136k,
Crescent 33, 29k,
Crescent 53, 26k,
Crescent 35, 36, 157k.
1900 Catalogue:
Crescent 41, 42, 31, 172k,
Crescent 31, 32, 51, 52, 3, 6, 161k,
Crescent 41, 140k,
Crescent 42, 134k,
Crescent 51, 129k.
Crescent 15, 42k, 182k.
1st year of bevel gear models, 184k.
Crescent 10, 59k, 39k.
Crescent 1, 143k.
Crescent, 36k.
Crescent, 46k.

Photos and data are from:
Author's archive.
Omaha Daily Bee, 4 III 1904.
Useless Information.
The Online Bicycle Museum.
The Classic & Antique Bicycle Exchange.
Attic paper.

What else in the net:

Thanks for help to:
Evgenii Pevzner (Moskva), motorcycle historian,
Thanks to all authors of books, articles and internet resources, to photographers - contemporary and old, to restorers and collectors!
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