Lot 314: A circa 1869 V?locip?de. Finished in a pleasant shade of red with cream lining to the wheels and both fork stays, the front wheel measuring 33?-inches and the rear is 29 inches, they appear to possess their original iron tyring, other features include a working brake mechanism, leather-covered saddle pan, leather panniers, 22?-inch handlebars and turned oak grips, the wooden triangular pedals are fitted to 7 inch cranks and the main bearings are good but appear to need adjustment via the tapered pins, this machine comes with an (out of period) Rose Mfg. Co., oil lamp fitted to a purpose-made bracket, and a Ruggle Bell, with a little adjustment, a useable bicycle. (1)
Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models
Thursday, 12th November 2015
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