High Wheel, a.ka. High Wheeler, Penny Farthing Highwheel Bicycle.
Gormully & Jefferey High Wheel Safety Bicycle
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.
Sold Price: $11,700
C. 1890's Krypto High Wheel Bicycle
C. 1890's Krypto (London) high wheel bicycle (ordinary). Retains front transfer label. Retains brakes, saddle, pedals. 36" front wheel. Good original condition. Provenance: James Carpenter Collection Part II.
Sold Price: $11,700
St. Jude - 1882 52" Columbia Expert High Wheel
The following lot has been donated by Bob Jameson to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. 1882, 52" Columbia Expert highwheel bicycle, serial NO.1798. Features: c. 1880's Columbia Evening Star Hub Lamp (Bob. J. reproduction), c. 1880's Hill & Tolman Cycle Alarm (Bob J. - Dan Gaier repro), c. 1880's Walker watch holder (Karl Edwards repro). with Waltham watch (runs but needs cleaning). 18" rear wheel, orig. ball bearing hub/rim, Buchannan S. S. double butted swaged spokes (They have been trouble free for 22 yrs), front and rear tiring from Dave Metz (Metz Museum, Freehold, NJ)- still ok (front has "gapped" and been filled). Grips by the late Art Hart, handle bars by Chuck Heslie, Troy. Striping by Tom Willis, Ohio. Lowell Kennedy plain bearing pedals, dust shield is accurate repro by Mike Poladna, Wis., saddle is leather of horse hair on orig. pan, saddle leaf spring is by Gary Hill, Ohio. Bike purchased in 1997 at auction in Troy, Ohio. Completely restored by Bob J. 1989. To preserve the patina, the bike is being offered in "as is" condition. It has been and still is a good and dependable rider. The stand and provenance included.
Sold Price: $10,283
C. 1886 Special 45" Pony Star high wheel bicycle
C. 1886 Special 45" Pony Star high wheel bicycle, serial #1392, HB Smith Machine Company, Smithville, NJ. Rare additional step, older restoration, rideable.
Sold Price: $8,913
C. 1890's Facile High Wheel Safety Bicycle
C. 1890's Facile high wheel safety bicycle (ordinary). 42" front wheel. Needs tires, worn saddle. Retains brakes, grips. Bronze reinforced head. Provenance: James Carpenter Collection Part II. Good condition.
Sold Price: $8,190
C. 1889 Star High Wheel Bicycle
C. 1889 Star high wheel bicycle, Mfg. by H.B. Smith Machine Co., Smithville N.J., retains brass name plate with serial #3199. 23" front, 49" rear wheels. Older restoration. Good condition. Brake lever needs work.
Sold Price: $7,900
1889 Springfield Roadster High Wheel
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.
Sold Price: $7,020
C. 1887 Gormully & Jeffery High Wheel Bicycle
C. 1887 Gormully & Jeffery 54" high wheel ordinary bicycle. "American Champion" model. Retains original complete brakes, adjustable step, correct pedals, moustach handle bars (some welds), wooden grips, nameplate, dust shield, old re-tire, old re-leathered saddle on correct frame. Good riding condition.
Sold Price: $6,785
c. 1892 Columbia Light Roadster Highwheel Bicycle
c. 1892 Columbia Light Roadster 52" highwheel bicycle, serial #4463. Consignor consulted wheelmen Carey Williams and they think this is one of the latest production numbers known. Stunning restoration by Craig Allen, unridden since. Concours cond.
Sold Price: $6,200
C. 1880's Pony Star High Wheel Safety Bicycle
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.
Sold Price: $6,143