4. THE BLOOMER CLUB

“When women first began to ride the bicycle many (old fogey) physicians said it would be very injurious,” explained Ida Trafford Bell in July 1894.
“The undue exercise was dilated upon and the peculiar liability to straining or to getting falls or bruises, and, in fact, every possible objection which old-fashioned ideas and obsolete theories could suggest was brought up.
Probably not one of the objectors could ride a bicycle to save his life or had ever felt the exhilarating joy of a truly fresh breath of air taken into the lungs like a stream of electrical vitality.…
But the day of old fogies is happily passed. Women defied the dear old fellows with their last century notions, and with commendable pluck learned to ride, and ride well, swiftly, gracefully, athletically.
The women of today now mount their wheels and go forth for a rapid spin in the open air, knowing that in this way they can best win strength and courage to meet their many household worries.
Dame Fashion also has smiled approval, and has decreed that women of the highest standing in the world of society may go forth mistresses of the art of bicycling, free and untrammeled by conventional dress and musty tradition…”

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Items in this Collection

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1. Bicycle Frame / Serial No Dating

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1818/1819 Johnson’s Ladies Walking Machine

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1888 Rudge Royal Crescent Tricycle

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1889 Lady’s Quadrant Tricycle

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1890 G&J American Ideal Rambler (for Girls)

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1890 Hillman Herbert & Cooper ‘The Premier’ Convertible

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1890s Gendron Girls’ Tiller & Treadle Tricycle

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1893 Overman Victoria Single Tube Ladies’ Bicycle

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1894 Elliott Hickory Ladies Safety

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1895 Goldsworthy Juvenile Convertible

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1895 Gormully & Jeffery ‘Model D’ Ladies Rambler

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1895 Ladies Popular Rover

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1895 Ladies’ Telegram (Telegram Cycle Mfg Co)

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1896 Butts & Ordway Standish Lady’s Bicycle

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1896 CYCLING WORLD ILLUSTRATED

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1896 Humber Synyer Lady’s Safety

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1896 MUNSEY: THE WORLD AWHEEL

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1896 Ritter Road Skates (Ladies Model)

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1896 Ritter Road Skates (Ladies Size 10)

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1897 Singer Modele de Luxe Ladies

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1897 Velo Dame au Bon Marche, Paris

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1897 Victoria Triumph No 15 for Ladies

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1898 Columbia Ladies Chainless (Shaft drive)

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1898 Ladies’ Centaur

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1898 New Hudson ‘Special Popular’ Lady’s Safety

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1898 Raleigh No. 12 Lady’s Bicycle

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1899 Gormully & Jeffery Rambler (Denmark)

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1899 Helical Premier Ladies’ Tricycle

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1899 L’Acatene-Metropole Velleda ‘Model 207’

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1899 Quadrant ‘Army & Navy’ Tricycle

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1899 Stearns Special Model C for Ladies

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1899 Velo Dame ‘Clement’

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1900 BSA Lady’s Spring-Frame

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1900 Clement Lady’s Bicycle

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1900 Humber First Grade Free Wheel Lady’s Safety (with Band brake)

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1900 Royal Enfield Tandem for Lady & Gentleman

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1900 The Ladies’ Golden Sunbeam

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1901 Bicyclette de Dame ‘Georges Richard’

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1901 Crescent Ladies Bevel-Gear Chainless

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1901 Imperial Triumph Ladies

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1901 La Bicyclette Societe La Francaise ‘Modele pour Dame’

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1901 New Hudson ‘Royal’ Ladies

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1901 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1901 Rudge-Whitworth No 31 Special Lady’s Tricycle

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1901 Silver Queen Lady’s Safety

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1902 Ivel No 5 Lady’s Safety

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1902 Lea Francis Lady’s ‘Design No 2’

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1903 Bicyclette Terrot de Dame Modele No 1

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1903 Rudge-Whitworth Lady’s ‘No 2’ Aero-Special

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1903 Sunbeam Ladies’ Model

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1903 The Royal Triumph Lady’s ‘No 7B’

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1904 ‘Special Triumph’ Ladies Bicycle

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1904 Dursley Pedersen Lady’s Royal Roadster

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1904 La Bicyclette Societe La Francaise Grand Luxe pour Dame

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1904 New Rapid Lady’s Bicycle (St. George’s Engineering Co Ltd)

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1904: THE ADVENTURE of the SOLITARY CYCLIST

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1905 Royal Enfield ‘Model D’ Lady’s Bicycle

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1905 Singer Lady’s de Luxe

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1905 The Lady’s Rover

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1905 Velo Dame Grands Magasins du Louvre

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1906 Raglan Lady’s Safety

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1906 Royal Enfield Lady’s Standard Girder

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1907 FN (Fabrique Nationale) Ladies ‘Chainless Type C55’ (Shaftdrive/ Cardan)

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1907 Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1907 Rudge-Whitworth Tricycle: No 31 for Ladies

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1908 Humber Lady Back Tandem

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1908 Royal Enfield ‘Modele Riche’ Lady’s Duplex Girder

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1908 Rudge-Whitworth No. 2 Aero-Special Lady’s Bicycle

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1908 Special Raleigh for Ladies

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1908 Special Triumph No. 4B Lady’s

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1909 Rudge-Whitworth No 61 Crescent Lady’s Bicycle

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1909-1914 Wall Autowheel

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1910 Chase Gents & 1912 Chase Ladies

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1910 Raleigh Ladies Popular No 27

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1910 Sparkbrook National Lady’s Roadster

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1910s Boys’ Raleigh ‘The Flying Girl’

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1911 Golden Sunbeam for Ladies (Green Enamel)

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1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame

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1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame (Unrestored)

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1912 Popular Raleigh All Steel Lady’s No 27

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1912 Royal Enfield Duplex Girder Lady’s

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1912 Rudge-Whitworth Lady’s Bicycle (Red)

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1912 Rudge-Whitworth No 61 Crescent Lady’s Bicycle

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1913 BSA Modele de Luxe Lady’s Bicycle

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1913 First Pattern Lady’s Wall Auto-wheel

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1913 Model No 2 Lady’s Special Premier

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1913 Royal Enfield Standard Ladies Roadster

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1914 All-Black Golden Sunbeam Tricycle

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1914 BSA ‘Model 4D’ Lady’s Roadster

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1914 Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914 Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914 Hazlewood Ladies Bicycle

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1914 James Mercury Lady’s Model 29

1914 James Mercury Lady’s Model 29

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1914 Premier ‘No 6’ Lady’s Popular

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1914 Premier Model No 2 Lady’s Special

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1914 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914 Rudge-Whitworth Lady’s Crescent (WW1 Munitionette)

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1915 All-Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1915 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1916 All-Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1917 Raleigh ‘All-Steel’ Model C Lady’s Roadster (WW1)

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1918 BSA Lady’s Modele de Luxe

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1918 Harley-Davidson Model 318

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1918 Lady’s Rover Bicycle Model A

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1918 Starley Regal (Dingley Brothers)

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1918-1923 Hendee Mfg Co – Indian Girls Roadster Model 154

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1919 All-Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1919 Emblem Women’s Roadster Model 35

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1919 Swift Cheylesmore Ladies Swan-Neck Cycle

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1920s Cycles Wonder pour Femme

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1920s Emblem ‘Greyhound’ Young Girls’ Bicycle

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1920s Lady’s Elswick Popular Truss

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1920s New Hudson Lady’s Imperial

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1920s Royal Enfield Special Green Lady’s, Model No 100

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1921 Lady’s Rudge-Whitworth No. 7 Aero-Special

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1921 Olympia Humber Lady’s Model No 10

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1922 Monet & Goyon VELOCIMANE Mixte ‘ Type G’ Tricycle

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1922 Rudge-Whitworth No. 2 Aero-Special Lady’s Featherweight

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1923 ‘Popular’ Humber Model No 6 Ladies

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1923 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1923 Lady’s Special Raleigh (Green)

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1924 Lady’s Elswick Popular Truss

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1924 Rudge-Whitworth DeLuxe Lady’s Bicycle

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1924 Swift Cheylesmore Ladies Bicycle

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1925 Ariel Tourist Lady’s

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1925 Hercules Popular Lady’s Bicycle

1925 Hercules Popular Lady’s Bicycle

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1925 Rudge-Whitworth No 28 Lady’s Standard Bicycle

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1925 Terrot ‘Dame Touriste’ Grande Luxe

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1926 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1927 Ariel Tourist Lady’s Bicycle

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1927 Vialle Freres Bicyclette Elastique

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1928 Rudge-Whitworth No 28 Lady’s Standard Bicycle (with Coupled Brakes)

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1929 Manufrance Hirondelle 4-Speed Retro-Directe Ladies

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1929 Rudge-Whitworth No 28 Lady’s Standard Bicycle    

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1930s Gazelle: Dutch Ladies Shopping Bicycle

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1930s Peugeot Child’s Bicycle

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1931 All-Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1931 Fenton Zip Special Lightweight Juvenile Sidecar

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1932 Humber Olympia X Model 54

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1934 Triumph Ladies Special Tourist

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1937 Royal Sunbeam (Ladies’) Light Roadster

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1937 Triumph Lady’s Club Tourist CTL

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1938 Adler Dammenrad Ladies Bicycle

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1939 Anker Sichelrad Lady’s Springfork Bike

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1946-1953 BSA Junior Parabike: Girl’s Model PJ/2

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1946-1953 BSA Junior Parabikes – Boy’s & Girl’s

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1946-1953 BSA Junior Parabikes: Boys & Girls

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1948 Velo Dame Genial Lucifer (Mestre & Blatge)

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1949 Shelby Donald Duck Girls Bike

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1950 Malvern Star ‘Streamlyne’

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1950s James Ladies’ Tricycle

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1950s Triumph Ladies & Gents Bicycles with Sidecars

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1951 Monark ‘Gene Autry’ Girls’ Bicycle

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1951 Monark Silver King ‘Gene Autry’ Girls’ Bicycle

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1951 NSU Ladies Tourenrad Model 55

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1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy Girls Bicycle

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1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy Young Girls Bicycle

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1956 F.C. Parkes (Sun) ‘Autograph’ Ladies’ Bicycle

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1967 Raleigh Wisp

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