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  • Penny Farthing Bicycle 1900 (Historic Plate) Silver


    DEPOSIT TAKEN - 13/11/10

    The 'Penny Farthing' or 'Ordinary' bicycle was invented in 1871 by British engineer James Starley. It came after the development of the 'Hobbyhorse' and the French 'Velocipede' or 'Boneshaker' which were all versions of early bicycles. The Penny Farthing was the first really efficient bicycle, consisting of a small rear wheel and large front wheel pivoting on a simple tubular frame with solid rubber tyres and was made from 1871 to 1891. The name came from the comparison of its large and small wheels to the ?Penny? and 'Farthing' coins. We are not sure if this is an original example because these bicycles have no chassis numbers, but the owner for whom we are selling the bicycle has told us it has been in his family for 40 years and his Father was sure that it is an original from the period, although we have no way of confirming this. It has a 49" Wheel (less tyre) for those who know the differences between Penny Farthings.

    On display in our car showrooms in London.


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      Right Hand Drive

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    £ 1,250

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