26th Annual Bicycle Auction
April 22, 2017 at 9 AM (EST)
There was a misprint in the Maine Antique Digest advertisement regarding start time – THE AUCTION STARTS AT 9:00 AM EST!
Our 26th Annual Auction will feature items from several collections including:
The Bob Trimble Collection. Some items to include: 1889 Springfield Roadster High Wheel, Rare C. 1870 Velocipede, C. 1897 Bamboo Pneumatic Safety Bicycle, C. 1880’s 60″ Columbia High Wheel, Land speed record bicycle. Ridden by John Howard., 1919 Smith “Flyer” Buckboard Automobile, Rudge 54″ High Wheel Bicycle, C. 1870’s Child’s Boneshaker, 1942 BSA Folding Paratrooper Bicycle and a C. 1868 wooden velocipede tricycle alleged to have belonged to Lizzy Borden famous axe murder, C. 1900 “PT Barnums Water Bicycle”.
Part II of the Jim Carpenter Collection – see sneak peek photo gallery below
Thursday April 20, 11-5PM – Friday April 21, 11-5PM – Saturday April 22, 8-9AM
Featured Lots:LOT 30.
C. 1889 Springfield Roadster, Model #5 high wheel. Rare tangent spoke model, one of six known. Recent restoration by Craig Allen. Very good condition. Includes pedals, saddle, grips, brake.
C. 1880's Gormully & Jefferey high wheel safety (ordinary) bicycle. Restored by Tom Greene. Scarce example. 47" wheel. Nice restored condition. Provenance: James Carpenter Collection Part II.
C. 1880's Pony Star high wheel safety bicycle, patented by George Pressey of Hammonton NJ, produced by H.B. Smith Machine Co. Smithville NJ., serial number "1185". 42" wheel. Retains name badge. Good condition. Provenance: James Carpenter Collection Part II.
Rare C. 1898 Rex pneumatic safety, Rex Cycle Co. Chicago Ill, patent by Bohn C. Hicks in 1896. Very desirable machine, having 3 wheel suspension bars. Original paint, mother of pearl grips. 24" frame. Jim bought this from A. K. Miller in Vermont, it reportadely was owned by Diamond Jim Brady. Good condition. Provenance: James Carpenter Collection Part II.
C 1890's English "The Quadrant Tricycle" (Birmingham). Original decal. Retains pedals, saddle, brake, headlamp. Saddle deteriorated, new tires. Also marked "Samuel....Baltimore" (United States Agent). 24" front wheel, 36" rear wheels. Good condition. Provenance: James Carpenter Collection Part II.
Rare C. 1870 velocipede. Retains name badge "Morse & Morton, Fairhaven Mass., patent applied for". Unusual rear lever pedal drive. Original condition including pinstripping and paint combo. Only example we have offered. 18" front wheel, 36" rear wheel. 65" L, 47" Ht.. Provenance Bob Trimble Museum Collection.
C. 1897 Bamboo bicycle. Cataloged by The Henry Ford Museum as. Bamboo Cycle Co. LTD., E. C. England. Pneumatic safety. Tires marked 28-1 3/4", Deaccessioned from The Henry Ford Museum, ACC. NO. 30.1647.3. Overpainted, imperfections in the wood.
C. 1880's Springfield Roadster 50" high wheel. Spokes need repair on front and rear wheels, needs tires. Improper saddle. Missing gearing covers. Retains brakes, grips and handlebars. Improper pedals. Comes with 50" cyclometer (Brooks Odometer Co., Lowell Mass., pat'd Sept. 15, 1885).
C. 1887 Victor hard tire safety bicycle. "C" model. Frame overpainted red, nickel deteriorated, saddle worn, retains brakes, pedals as is, 31" wheels. Provenance Bob Trimble Museum Collection.
Land speed record bicycle. Ridden by John Howard. Published in the Guiness Book of World Records 1989 edition page 555. 152.284 MPH on July 20th 1985. Specially designed 46 pound bicycle. KHS forks. Includes riding suit, helmet, gloves, Guiness book, Cycle Magazine article. 24 1/2" frame. Provenance Bob Trimble Museum Collection. [Read Article]
C. 1879 Surray Machinists English ball head high wheel. 50". Horn grips. Good condition.
C. 1870's child's boneshaker. Sargent type. 34" front wheel, 27" rear wheel. Good condition. Provenance Bob Trimble Museum Collection.