Lot 313: A circa 1877 Starley Bros., 48-inch Tangent-spoked Ordinary. A rare and historic bicycle demonstrating the 1874 James Starley 'tangent spoking' patent, with 'V' section rims, the machine boasts original features, to include 22 inch straight handlebars with original turned grips, solid forks with period plain bearing, slotted 7? inch cranks with original pedals and rubbers, wedge cotter pins, the remains of the rear wheel brake mechanism and cord loops operated by the right hand twisting handlebar, fold-down feet supports, original saddle pan and sprung support, the leather cover being a replacement, currently painted black, a celebrated survivor. (1)
Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models
Thursday, 12th November 2015
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