This advert previews the sensational, innovative, 1905 bicycle range that Terrot would unveil at the December 1904 Salon du Cycle - the main Paris cycle show. This included:
- The headline attraction three speed derailleur bicycle. This was not explicitly described as the Terrot Modèle H, but that, or a prototype of it, was almost certainly what it was.
- A two speed retro-direct bicycle in which you engaged a high gear when pedalling forward and a low gear when pedalling backwards.
- A four speed retro-direct bicycle. I believe this combined Terrot’s Rétro-directe mechanism with a two speed hub gear, to give two ratios when pedalling forward and two other ratios when pedalling backwards.
- A bicycle with the ‘new’ three speed hub gear. I believe that this was the newly released Sturmey-Archer hub gear.
- The Terrot TCF award winning bicycles featuring transmissions on each side of the frame, and a clutch to control which side was engaged. These were offered in 2, 3 and 4 speed variants.
- The lever driven bicycle using the Svéa system - which became a long-running Terrot favourite.
(Source gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France)