Lot 72 1890 Hillman Herbert Cooper ‘Premier’ Convertible (Original Head Transfer)

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1890 Hillman Herbert & Cooper THE PREMIER

‘Model I’ Convertible (Removable top tube)

Original Hillman Herbert Cooper steering head transfer (decal)

18″ Frame

30″ Front Wheel. 28″ Rear Wheel

Frame No 57375

Item condition: Used

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This Premier has a removable top tube to make it a ‘convertible’ model for either a lady or gentleman to ride. Though other companies experimented with ‘convertibles’ I’ve never seen another Premier like this.

Its most astounding feature is the HILLMAN HERBERT COOPER steering head transfer (decal).

The company was renamed Premier Cycle Co in 1891. After some searching I managed to find a catalogue illustration showing this model (thanks to Gertjan at Velorama Museum).

The top tube has been replaced, otherwise it is cosmetically original, unrestored. It has original pedals though the rubbers are missing, and so are the handlebar grips. Apart from that it’s ready to ride.

BICYCLE COLLECTORS CURATED ONLINE AUCTION, Xmas 2023

This Timed Auction is live from 24th December @ 2-30pm to 1st January, 2024. Highest bid wins.

NO BUYERS or SELLERS PREMIUM.

THE RESERVE IS THE START PRICE + BUY-IT-NOW OPTION.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: NO PACKING FEES.

BIDDING INCREMENTS: Up to £1000 = £10. Over £1000 = £50. Over £2000 = £100

IT’S A CURATED AUCTION – Colin is the auctioneer and is available to chat to you personally during the auction (or before) by email, text message, phonecall,  Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp.

 

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