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Replica of Michaux's bicycle, 1861

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This bicycle or "boneshaker" is driven by cranks and pedals on the front wheel.  This was the arrangement invented by Michaux of Paris in 1861 that first made bicycles popular.

 

From the velocipede developed the high wheeled ordinary or “penny farthing” style bicycle in the 1870s, followed by the rear wheel driven “safety” bicycle of the 1880s.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Digital Number:
DMTR020a-f
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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