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High wheel bicycle

High wheel bicycle
Title
High wheel bicycle
Date 
1883
Medium 
Iron, rubber, wood, leather
Dimensions 
Overall: 65 x 27 x 69 in. ( 165.1 x 68.6 x 175.3 cm )
Description 
Columbia high wheel bicycle with iron frame; large front wheel with metal frame and spokes and hollow hard rubber tire; smaller wheel lacks tire; hand brake on right side only; leather-covered wood seat and wood handles; front wheel supported by iron stand.
Credit Line 
Gift of Winslow Tracy Williams
Object Number 
1926.31ab
Gallery Label 
This Columbia high wheel bicycle was ridden about 10,000 by the donor, from Connecticut to Buffalo, New York, through Canada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Long Island, the Berkshires, and the White Mountains (see letter from donor dated November 4, 1926 in object file).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group