1930s PonyCycle Tricycle
with Hinged Body
16″ Front Wheel
10″ Rear Wheels
This pressed steel horse tricycle is an older restoration, and has had some repairs to its front end. At the time of these photos, it had non-matching pedals, but I’ve now fitted a correct matching pair.
Until recently it was on display in a museum alongside its friend, the 1930s cast aluminium horse tricycle also pictured. They make an interesting comparison: the more expensive aluminium tricycle has conventional steering – with the steering head through the horse’s body to turn the small front wheel; while this example, with a large front wheel, is articulated behind its head so that when the handlebar is turned the whole of the front end turns to steer the tricycle.
SHORT VIDEO illustrating HINGED HORSE BODY
1930s ‘PONYCYCLE’ TRICYCLE v 1930s ALUMINIUM HORSE TRICYCLE
PHOTO LOCATION: Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire, home of renowned Victorian designer William Morris