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H7804 Bicycle, reproduction of a Kirkpatirck Macmillan bicycle of 1839, metal / wood, maker unknown, made before 1965. Click to enlarge.

Reproduction of 1839 Macmillan bicycle

Made
  • c. 1839
Bicycle with wooden frame and wheels, treadle and lever action. First two-wheeled cycle with mechanical means of propulsion. Front wheel: 3'3" diameter, rear wheel: 43" diameter. Distance between axles: 48 1/2".

Summary

Object No.

H7804

Object Statement

Bicycle, reproduction of a Kirkpatirck Macmillan bicycle of 1839, metal / wood, maker unknown, made before 1965

Physical Description

Bicycle with wooden frame and wheels, treadle and lever action. First two-wheeled cycle with mechanical means of propulsion. Front wheel: 3'3" diameter, rear wheel: 43" diameter. Distance between axles: 48 1/2".

Dimensions

Height

1100 mm

Depth

670 mm

Production

Made

  • c. 1839

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Bennett & Wood Ltd, 1965

Acquisition Date

19 October 1965

Cite this Object

Harvard

Reproduction of 1839 Macmillan bicycle 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 September 2021, <https://ma.as/249215>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Transport at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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