With its dropped top tube frame and equal-sized wheels, this ladies' model built by the Waltham Manufacturing Company of Waltham, MA is a typical example of bicycles of the day.

The term “safety bicycle” had generally fallen from use by the turn of the 20th century, as bicycles with equal-sized wheels had become the dominant style worldwide. The Waltham Company was known as a producer of fine timepieces, and the workmanship in this bicycle, down to the varnished wooden rims of its pneumatic tires, is superb.

Accession no. 1978G13

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