Introduced in 1907. Discontinued in 1927.
A relatively common back design.
As mentioned on the Model No. 1 page, the Model back
was modified in this version to include a fully symmetrical wheel with four wings as the central
motif. This corrected the previous version which had an asymmetrical wheel with three wings. But,
the background design on this new version of the Model back remained "one-way," a unique
choice for an otherwise symmetrical Bicycle deck with a patterned background. See a detail of the
The second image, below, is a throw-out card from
the magician Laurant. According to
Laurant (1875-1944), born Eugene Greenleaf, billed himself as the "Man of Many Mysteries."
After a highly successful career performing in rural America and on the Chautauqua circuit
during World War I, he turned to school assembly shows with great success.
For more information on throw-out cards, please visit
The final image shows a Euchre set that USPC
produced in 1991. The Model No. 2 back is featured, but the copy states: "Introducing
Bicycle Mountain BikeTM
design. For over a century, Bicycle
has created new card back designs reflecting the changes in bicycles. Mountain Bike
is the latest design in the Bicycle tradition."
On close examination, there is indeed a difference from the original Model back: the tiny
handlebars on the bikes go forward instead of back.