2. VELOCIPEDES & HOBBY HORSES

The Victorian era was replete with new mechanical inventions. The velocipede was a French invention. But after France and Germany went to war in 1870, Britain took over the manufacture of velocipedes. Blacksmiths, wheelwrights, sewing machine and gun manufacturers – in fact anyone with an engineering workshop – had a go at making velocipedes. This was the start of the British cycle industry…

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FOR SALE 1800s Dandy Horse with Lion Figurehead 05

1800s Hobby Horse with Ship’s Figurehead of a Lion

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FOR SALE Working MetalsUckfieldPicture by Jim Holden

1818/1819 Johnson’s Ladies Walking Machine

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1819 Hobby Horse Replica

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1867 & 1868 MICHAUX VELOCIPEDES

1867 & 1868 MICHAUX VELOCIPEDES VIDEO

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1867 Michaux Serpentine 05 copy

1867 Michaux Serpentine Velocipede

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1868-Michaux-Velocipede-with-Rubber-Tyres

1868 Michaux Velocipede with Rubber Tyres

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1868-Sargent-Velocipede-05

1868 Wm Sargent ‘Rink Velocipede’

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1869 Velocipede 05

1869 English Velocipede

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1869 Velocipede 05

1869 English Velocipede (33″ Front Wheel)

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1869 French Velocipede 05

1869 French Velocipede (Top Quality Manufacture)

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Working MetalsUckfieldPicture by Jim Holden

1869 Horse Head Velocipede

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1869 Velocipede ‘Ephrem Jean’

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1869 Velocipede (Style of Hennings)

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1869 Sargent Paris Velocipede 05

1869 Velocipede by Charles Sargent, 73 Champs Elysees, Paris

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1869-Gray-Velocipede-7

1869 Velocipede by Gray & Co, London

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1869_Andrew_Muir_Velocipede_04

1869 Velocipede mfg by Andrew Muir & Co, Manchester, England

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1869 W Turner Velocipede 05

1869 W. Turner Velocipede (Coventry Machinists’ Co)

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1869-French-Velocipede-04

1869/1870 French Transitional Velocipede

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18691870-French-Velocipede-05-copy

1869/1870 French Velocipede

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1870-Duplex-Transitional-Velocipede-01

1869/1870 Transitional Velocipede with Duplex Tubing

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1869-Velocipede-1

1869/1870 Velocipede (Replica)

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1869 VELOCIPEDE 05

1869/1870 Velocipede for Restoration

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1870 French Transitional Velocipede 67

1870 French Transitional Velocipede with Duplex Backbone

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1870-Stirling-Velocipede-06

1870 Stirling Velocipede (Australian)

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1870 Transitional Velocipede 05

1870 Transitional Velocipede

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1870 Velocipede Tricycle (Replica)

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1870 VELOCIPEDE 05

1870 Velocipede, English Style

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1870s Boys’ Propellor Tricycle 05

1870s Boys’ Propellor Tricycle (A. Christian Patent)

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1870s-1880s-METAL-VELOCIPEDE-TRICYCLE

1870s French Metal Velocipede Tricycle

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1870s- 20th Century Blacksmith built Velocipede

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1872-Youths-Transitional-Velocipede-40-inch-05

1872 Youth’s 40″ Transitional Velocipede

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1876 Coventry Machinists Gentleman’s Roadster 0

1876 Coventry Machinists’ Gentleman’s Roadster

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1870s Wood Velocipede 05

1877 Boys’ Wooden Velocipede Bicycle

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1870-Boys-Velocipede-24-inch-01

1882 Boys’ Wooden Velocipede (W.A Heath Patent)

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Pegasus Velocipede 05

1950s Pegasus Home-built ‘Velocipede’

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VELOCIPEDES ONLINE BICYCLE MUSEUM

A FRENCH VELOCIPEDE: OLD BONES VIDEO

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