Rare C. 1870 Velocipede
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.
Sold Price: $21,060
Rare 1889 Psycho Safety Tandem
Rare 1889 Psycho Safety Tandem. Starley Brothers, St. John's Works, Coventry, England. Serial #14 of possibly 100 units manufactured. Believed to be one of maybe a dozen examples left in the world. When the Starley Brothers exhibited their bicycles in 1888 and 1890, this Psycho did not appear, giving proof that this is a "one year only" production. Intended for ladies and gentleman with double steer and double brakes. 30" wheels fitted with new 7/8th tires. Weight 74 pounds. Geared to 57 inch. Matching ladies and mens saddles. Matching pedals. Both front and rear coasting steps. Rare example and opportunity.
Sold Price: $20,650
C. 1884 Victor adult high wheel tricycle, this is the first American tricycle
C. 1884 Victor adult high wheel tricycle, this is the first American tricycle, 48" wheels. Made by the Overman Wheel Co. Boston and Chicopee Falls MA. Original cost $125.00. Needs tire rubber, missing one spoke, twin lamps. Good condition. Pedaling History Museum.
Sold Price: $19,890
Very rare C. 1889 King 50" high wheel (ordinary) safety bicycle
Very rare C. 1889 King 50" high wheel (ordinary) safety bicycle, King Wheel Company 51 Barclay Street, N.Y.C., 1886-1890. Ratchet drive made by Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee Mass., 1 of 16 known and only 30 made. Retains saddle, grips, pedals, adjustable rear step, name badge "The King Patent Sept. 86/Nov. 87....". Provenance: Dave Pooler to David Metz to James Carpenter. SN# 24. Good condition.
Sold Price: $18,720
Elliott Hickory C hard tire safety bicycle, Newton Mass. C. 1892, restored, headlamp included. Good condition. Pedaling History Museum Collection.
Elliott Hickory C hard tire safety bicycle, Newton Mass. C. 1892
Sold Price: $18,400
C. 1888 Singer Extraordinary 48" high wheel (ordinary) bicycle
C. 1888 Singer Extraordinary 48" high wheel (ordinary) bicycle. Retains pedals, recovered saddle, grips, brake, rear step. Older replaced tires. Ball bearings to links and levers, repair to back bone. (Ridden in a Century, is said to have ridden well). Good condition.
Sold Price: $17,550
Scarce Velocipede patent model
Scarce Velocipede patent model, U.S. Patent No. 238,915, H. Karlass, 1881, Velocipede. Mounted on board. Model 12" x 7" x 9" Ht., comes with paperwork. Provenance: Richard Roy Estate
Sold Price: $17,550
c. 1886 Columbia safety high wheel bicycle so called "Kangaroo", manufactured by Pope Mfg. Co. Boston MA
c. 1886 Columbia safety high wheel bicycle so called "Kangaroo", manufactured by Pope Mfg. Co. Boston MA, 38" wheel geared to 47 1/2". First American application of chain drive. Original cost 140.00. Restoration missing one spoke.
Sold Price: $17,250
Auction: Bicycle Auction: Pedaling History Bicycle Museum Session III, October 19, 2013
Category: Bicycle Auctions
Tags: Bicycle, Columbia, High Wheel, Kangaroo, Pedaling History Museum, Pope Mfg. Co., Safety
1937 Elgin Bluebird in optional 'gunmetal' gray color with original plating and painted surfaces
1937 Elgin Bluebird in optional 'gunmetal' gray color with original plating and painted surfaces. This revolutionary iconic design featured integrated speedometer, tank and lighting, with streamlined pedals, stem and fenders. All components, with the exception of the fender ornament and tires are period original. It is highly unusual to find a seventy-six year old bicycle in this unmolested condition.
Sold Price: $17,250
C. 1888 "Pony" star high wheel safety
C. 1888 "Pony" star high wheel safety, patented by George Pressey of Hammonton NJ, produced by H.B. Smith Machine Co. Smithville NJ. Very original example, untouched condition. Serial no. 3626, retains identification badge, cast bell, possibly original saddle, 24" front 39" rear wheels, original grips, brakes, Old Sol head lamp, tires appear to be replaced. Very good rider, one of the best original Stars we have offered. This is the smallest example of this machine we have offered.
Sold Price: $16,380