Object StatementBicycle, 'The Dux', metal / leather, made by the Dux Cycle Company, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1899, used by Donald Mackay, Australia, 1900
Physical DescriptionBicycle, 'The Dux', metal / leather, made by the Dux Cycle Company, Melbourne, Victoria, 1899, ridden around Australia by Donald Mackay, 1900
The bicycle is made of up of a tubular metal frame, a rear wheel chain drive and an adjustable leather seat on springs. The spokes are tangential and there are no longer any tyres on the wheels. The iron pedals have toe clips attached and a there is a lamp bracket at the front. The bike is painted black.
MarksOn a plaque on the front end of the handlebars:
'THE DUX / PRESENTED TO AND RIDDEN BY DONALD MACKAY / HIS RECORD RIDE AROUND AUSTRALIA / 11,000 MILES IN 240 DAYS 7 HOURS / DUX CO. 300 LITTLE COLLINS STREET / MELBOURNE'