Title New Departure Coaster Brake The Brake that brought the Bike back
Binding Decorative Pin
Book Condition Near Fine
Publisher Bristol, Connecticut The New Departures Mfg. Co. 1905
Seller ID 006048
Wonderful "pinwheel" calendar with comical color illustrations of elongated, El Greco-ized men attired in eighteenth century garb riding bicycles. Each month is marked by a card, most of which is dominated by the illustration. At the top of each card are four or more lines of rhymed promotional doggeril. The cards are 20 by 8 cm, and one can fan them out, with the decorative pin acting as a pivot point. The color palette is red, gold and green mostly. Scarce, with no copies of this located on OCLC or elsewhere, and the format, combined with the original illustrations, we also find quite novel. With an used mailing envelope.