[CR]Persons Saddles?

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 08:50:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <F2CA17B6-D90B-471B-AD5C-5918EF1F9D5B@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]Persons Saddles?

Recently came across a website for the Persons-Majestic Company in Ohio. They distribute a number of bicycle-related products, including a few models of Brooks saddles. They also sell Persons saddles. I believe Persons was a prominant American made saddle from the 1890's to about WWII. The owners of the current company claim to be direct descendants of the founder of the late 19th to mid 20th century company. Their current offerings include some sprung models, but also two models that appear to be very similar to a Brooks B-17 Champion Special and to a Brooks steel-railed Swift.

Does anyone know anything about these saddles? Does Persons-Majestic actually manufacture them, or are they some sort of rebranded Asian production, or even rebranded Brooks? Anyone actually own one?

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA