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Moline Knight radiator emblem
Moline Knight radiator emblem
The Moline-Knight was launched as a modest car. It was one of the first models to feature a long-stroke (6 inches) engine. In 1919 it was renamed the R&V Knight.
Region: East North Central
      
State: IL
      
Era: 1890-1930
New York and Coney Island Cycle March Two Step, By E. T. Paull
New York and Coney Island Cycle March Two Step, By E. T. Paull
This two step depicts bicycling as a modern, heterosocial form of entertainment. Both men and women are riding on the wide avenue depicted on the front cover.
Region: East North Central, International, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic
State: IL, NY, VA
Era: 1890-1930
Overman Victor ordinary bicycle
Overman Victor ordinary bicycle
This Ordinary, built by the Overman Wheel Co., of Boston, Massachusetts, was their Victor model, and was ridden to many racing victories in the late 1880s by Stacy Cassady, of Millville, New Jersey. It was probably built in 1886, as the latest patent date on its nameplate is 1 December 1885. It...
Region: Middle Atlantic, New England
      
State: MA, NJ
      
Era: 1870-1900
Pierce bicycle
Pierce bicycle
This bicycle was donated to the Smithsonian in 1928. It was built by the George N. Pierce Company of Buffalo, New York, who also made early Pierce Motorette automobiles. In time, the Pierce automobile became known as the Pierce-Arrow, while the Pierce bicycles and Pierce 1- and 4-cylinder...
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: NY
      
Era: 1870-1900, 1890-1930
Raleigh bicycle
Raleigh bicycle
The Raleigh bicycle, made in Nottingham, England, is a popular make of bicycle. This particular bicycle was donated to the Museum in 1950. On 3 January 1950 Alvaro Zabala left Bogota, Colombia, on this bicycle, and headed for New York City. After pedaling through Colombia, Panama, Costa...
Region: International
      
Era: 1945-1975
Reinhardt bicycle
Reinhardt bicycle
The donor, a resident of Athens, Georgia, bought this bicycle in Gotha, Germany, in July 1935. An "Original Reinhardt," it was made by Fahrradfabrik Otto Reinhardt, Bielefeld, Germany, and was bought for 67 reichsmarks. In the course of the next two years Mr. Birchmore rode it through western...
Region: International, South Atlantic
      
State: GA
      
Era: 1929-1945
Rex Bicycle
Rex Bicycle
This machine was donated to the Museum in 1972. It was the invention of Bohn C. Hicks of Chicago, Illinois, who assigned his rights to the Rex Cycle Company, of the same city. Mr. Hicks obtained three patents on this type of machine in 1896, and another on a four-wheel “tricycle” in 1897. While...
Region: East North Central
      
State: IL
      
Era: 1870-1900, 1890-1930
Road transportation hall at Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology
Road transportation hall at Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology
Region: South Atlantic
      
State: DC
      
Era: 1945-1975
Roper steam velocipede
Roper steam velocipede
The oldest self-propelled road vehicle in the Museum's collection is the steam-powered velocipede built in the late 1860s by Sylvester H. Roper, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and demonstrated by him at fairs and circuses. At first glance the machine appears to be a converted velocipede, but...
Region: New England
      
State: MA
      
Era: 1850-1877
Rudge racing ordinary bicycle
Rudge racing ordinary bicycle
D. Rudge & Co., of Coventry, England were a prominent bicycle manufacturer. This racing model, undoubtedly sold by their U.S. agents, Stoddard, Lovering & Co., of Boston, Massachusetts, was originally owned by Godfrey A. S. Wieners who used it in racing events held by the Manhattan Athletic...
Region: International, Middle Atlantic, New England
      
State: MA, NY
      
Era: 1870-1900
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