The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that the MAAS website contains a range of Indigenous Cultural Material. This includes artworks, artifacts, images and recordings of people who may have passed away, and other objects which may be culturally sensitive.
H7804 'Macmillan' bicycle, metal / wood, maker unknown, reproduction of the first two-wheeled bicycle from 1839 with a mechanical means of propulsion. Click to enlarge.

Reproduction Macmillan bicycle

Made c. 1839

Bicycle with wooden frame and wheels, treadle and lever action. First two-wheeled cycle with mechanical means of propulsion.

Summary

Object No.

H7804

Object Statement

'Macmillan' bicycle, metal / wood, maker unknown, reproduction of the first two-wheeled bicycle from 1839 with a mechanical means of propulsion

Physical Description

Bicycle with wooden frame and wheels, treadle and lever action. First two-wheeled cycle with mechanical means of propulsion.

Dimensions

Height

1100 mm

Depth

670 mm

Production

Made

c. 1839

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Bennett & Wood Ltd, 1965

Acquisition Date

18 October 1965

Cite this Object

Harvard

Reproduction Macmillan bicycle 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 May 2019, <https://ma.as/249215>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/249215 |title=Reproduction Macmillan bicycle |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 May 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Store 3 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

Incomplete

This object record is currently incomplete. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.

Know more about this object?

TELL US

Have a question about this object?

ASK US