At the beginning of 1899, a ladies model bicycle "with dropped frame suitable for riding with skirts" - as given in the cycle patent 1893. This machine came in 3 sizes.
The Ladies 'Royal' Model
Ladies Original - Year Unknown
Source: The Ingenious Mr. Pedersen
Original About 1899 - The American Bicycle Museum.
Our Dursley-Pedersen is coated with a heavy (brush-painted) enamelled paint; therefore, no one can find the serial number. We are going to have it restored soon. When we purchased the bicycle, we were told it was an 1899. We purchased it through an auction house in Chicago.