Coventry Machinists' Co, The Swift ladies bicycle

Following the success of their Swift safety bicycle, CMC introduced a model for ladies.
Wonderful bicycle with a lot of nice details.

I photographed this one in the Coventry Transport Museum. I don't like the restoration technique (pouring green paint all over a bicycle?) but the machine is wonderful. Museum tells us it was made in 1886, but the oldest catalogue that shows this model is 1889. 

Click the picture below to see more photo's on my Flickr site. Including a page from the 1889 catalogue.