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The Kohout – serial number 752

The famous success of Josef Kohout and the second place for his brother František in Vienna races in 1882 led to the name of the Kohout bicycles -Champion Bicycle. This was a good commercial idea, where the success of riders was to promote sales of bicycles.

According to our estimates and in relation to the number of bicycles manufactured each year, bicycles with production number 200 and greater can be considered to be Champion Bicycles. It should be added that the bicycle with production number 650 is the lowest known example on which an oval brand name plate first appeared with a stamped cockerel (kohout = cockerel in Czech).  The stamped text reads "Champion Bicycle, J. Kohout Smíchov". Simultaneously, this label is not on all subsequent known bicycles, but only on those with numbers 699, 707, 752, 764, 771, 833, 839, 864 and 872. We didn’t manage to link any reason why some bicycles have labels and some do not. The labels were attached to the head of the front fork.

With very few exceptions, all the bicycles are labeled “J. KOHOUT SMÍCHOV” on the backbone and some even have the mentioned label on the front fork.

The machine is in original condition.

The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752
The Kohout – serial number 752

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