1889 Coventry Machinists Swift Safety ‘No 1’

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The history of the Coventry Machinists Co is also the history of the cycle industry itself.

 

 

1889 Coventry Machinists ‘Swift’ Safety

MODEL ‘No 1 ‘ with open frame & open steering head

30″ Equal Wheels

(Now sold)

I purchased this rare early open frame Swift from a friend at the weekend. He had recently had it resprayed, and it’s loosely assembled for thse photos. It’s complete and in good all round condition.

 

 

 

 

 

1887 SWIFT Coventry Machinists Co 12

1889 COVENTRY MACHINISTS’ CATALOGUE EXTRACTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWIFT No 1 MILITARY MODEL