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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).
   Imperial, 10k 1904 poster.


1903 Catalogue:
Models 19, 17, 237k poster.
Models 15, 23, 231k poster.
Models 11, 9, 226k poster.
Models 7, 20, 247k poster.
Models 18, 12, 226k poster.
1901 Catalogue:
Models 124, 125, 110k poster.
Models 104, 105, 136k poster.
Models 114, 115, 135k poster.
Models 144, 145, 107k poster.
95k poster.
113k poster.
32k poster.
139k poster.
129k letter header.

Photos and data are from:
Author's archive.
Munsey's Magazine, 1898.

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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