At the end of the 1880's, Mikael Pedersen settled to the English village of Dursley in Gloucestershire. There he began working for A. Lister & Co., which had patented Pedersen's milk centrifuge for the English market. The company also manufactured bicycle parts. With his assets, which he acquired from his milk centrifuge, he bought into the Lister company, developing over the next years his bicycle construction until it reached commercial readiness. In 1893, he applied for a patent.
The Dursley-Pedersen became one of the lightest and most stable models of bicycle that has ever been manufactured in bicycle history. There were variations for men and women. A folding bicycle was produced for military purposes. Sporty tandem, three-seater and four-seater models were also built, using the patented triangular construction. Until 1922, thousands of these bicycles were manufactured for the English market. They were status symbols, which were bought by royalty, the rich and ambitious bike racers. The Pedersen was not just a beautiful luxury item; it was a serious sport article, which set new records.
However new luxury products became available, which succeeded within a few years to drive down the market for the Pedersen: First was the motorcycle then the automobile. Soon thereafter, the bicycle was no longer profitable to make. The traditional bicycle frame was geared better for mass production, resulting in an affordable product. So the era of the Pedersen came to an end. Not until the 1970s and 1980s, when bicycle enthusiasts rediscovered the model, could the Pedersen enjoy an afterlife. One of these enthusiasts was Michael Kemper.