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

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1818/1819 Johnson’s Ladies Walking Machine

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1819 Hobby Horse Replica

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1867 & 1868 MICHAUX VELOCIPEDES VIDEO

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1867 Michaux Serpentine Velocipede

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1868 Michaux Velocipede with Rubber Tyres

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1868 Wm Sargent ‘Rink Velocipede’

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1869 English Velocipede

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1869 English Velocipede (33″ Front Wheel)

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1869 French Velocipede (Top Quality Manufacture)

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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 Velocipede by Charles Sargent, 73 Champs Elysees, Paris

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1869 Velocipede by Gray & Co, London

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

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1869 W. Turner Velocipede (Coventry Machinists’ Co)

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1869/1870 French Transitional Velocipede

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1869/1870 French Velocipede

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1869/1870 Transitional Velocipede with Duplex Tubing

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1869/1870 Velocipede (Replica)

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1869/1870 Velocipede for Restoration

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1870 French Transitional Velocipede with Duplex Backbone

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1870 Stirling Velocipede (Australian)

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1870 Transitional Velocipede

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1870 Velocipede Tricycle (Replica)

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1870 Velocipede, English Style

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

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1870s French Metal Velocipede Tricycle

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1870s- 20th Century Blacksmith built Velocipede

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1872 Youth’s 40″ Transitional Velocipede

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1876 Coventry Machinists’ Gentleman’s Roadster

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1877 Boys’ Wooden Velocipede Bicycle

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

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1950s Pegasus Home-built ‘Velocipede’

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A FRENCH VELOCIPEDE: OLD BONES VIDEO

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