Coventry Machinists' Co. model Club 1880

In the first years of production, details of the CMC Club changed rapidly.
Introduced in 1878, this 1880 model already has the third model of saddle spring - but this one was to remain during the remaining twelve years of CMC ordinary production. 

This, and the roller brake on the front wheel, make this a very remarkable bicycle.The brake works by twisting the handlebars. 
The bicycle shows original lining which is extremely rare. Serial number is 19087. Thanks Jürg for these wonderful pictures, made by a professional photographer. 

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