HISTORY: EARLY BICYCLE SADDLES

1899-Elswick-Truss-Frame-90

Bicycle saddles were an extension of the horse saddle industry. Top early British saddlemakers included J.B Brooks, Middlemore and Lampugh.

After the invention of the cycle saddle itself, one the most important subsequent innovations was the saddle clamp, or boss. The diameter of seat pillars became wider in 1895 because a new style of saddle clamp (or ‘boss’) was introduced in 1895, which is the style that is still in use today…

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Items in this Collection

1868-Michaux-Velocipede-with-Rubber-Tyres

1868 Michaux Velocipede with Rubber Tyres

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1886-JB-brooks-saddle-patent-23

1889-1898 J.B Brooks Saddle Patents

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1890_Raleigh_40-copy

1890 Middlemore Hammock Saddle

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1891_Hickory_40

1892 Kirkpatrick Saddle

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1893_Victoria_05

1894 Josselyn Tilting Saddle

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1895_CRYPTO_BANTAM_601

1895 Lamplugh Saddle

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FOR SALE 1897 Humber Coventry Light Roadster 04 copy

1897 Humber Coventry Light Roadster

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christy_anatomical_saddle_9

1898 Chisty Anatomical Saddle

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1896_New_Hudson_04

1898 New Hudson ‘Special Popular’ Lady’s Safety

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1896_New_Hudson_35

1898 Woods Patent Wire Cycle Saddle

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1899-Elswick-Truss-Frame-50

1899 The Gentleman’s Elswick ‘Truss-Frame’ Roadster

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FOR SALE 1900 BSA Fittings Machine

1900 BSA Fittings Machine (Brakes: Bowden rear; thumb lever front)

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1902_BSA_57

1900 Pattisson Hygienic Gent’s Saddle

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1902_BSA_10

1902 Haviland ‘Victoria’ BSA Spring Frame Roadster

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1914-Brooks-catalogue-031

1914 WW1 Brooks Military ‘No 3’ Saddle

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1950s-Buckaroo-Pinto-Horse-Bronco-Saddle-10

1950s Buckaroo Pinto Horse & Bronco Saddle

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