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Schwinn Panther girl’s bicycle
Schwinn Panther girl’s bicycle
Balloon tire bicycle, model D-77, made by Arnold, Schwinn, and Co., Chicago, IL.
Region: East North Central
      
State: IL
      
Era: 1945-1975
Shire velocipede
Shire velocipede
This velocipede was donated to the Smithsonian in 1907. It was built at a rather late date for this type of vehicle: the high, wire-wheeled Ordinary was already on the market by 1879. The machine bears a brass plate marked “J. Shire, Patent Reallowed May 10, 1879, Detroit, Mich.” Patent Office...
Region: East North Central
      
State: MI
      
Era: 1870-1900
Smith Pony Star bicycle
Smith Pony Star bicycle
This Star bicycle was donated to the Smithsonian in 1913. It bears the nameplate of the H. B. Smith Machine Company, of Smithville New Jersey, and has the serial number 3025 and patent dates of 1880, 1884, and 1885. Known as a “Pony Star,” the cycle is believed to have been made in 1891, a year...
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: NJ
      
Era: 1870-1900, 1890-1930
Smith Star bicycle
Smith Star bicycle
This cycle was built by the H. B. Smith Machine Company, of Smithville, New Jersey. It bears the serial number 1200, and patent dates of 1880 and 1884. It was donated to the Smithsonian in 1908. According to the donor, this machine was given to his father, Benjamin F. Wilkins, around 1900. Mr....
Region: Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic
      
State: DC, NJ
      
Era: 1870-1900
Smith tricycle
Smith tricycle
This tricycle was donated to the Smithsonian in 1901. According to the donor, Robert Atwater Smith, this vehicle was called the American Lever tricycle, yet there is no evidence in any of the Smith catalogs to substantiate this statement. It was made by the H. B. Smith Machine Co., of...
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: NJ
      
Era: 1870-1900
Snyder bicycle
Snyder bicycle
This bicycle was donated to the Smithsonian in 1927. It was made by the Homer P. Snyder Manufacturing Co., Inc., of Little Falls, New York. At the time of its receipt at the Museum, it was among the most modern types of bicycles then manufactured in the United States.
Region: Middle Atlantic
      
State: NY
      
Era: 1890-1930
St. George's New Rapid bicycle
St. George's New Rapid bicycle
This bicycle was donated to the Smithsonian in 1899. It was manufactured by the St. George's Engineering Co., of Birmingham, England. It is an example of one of the many makes of English bicycles of the 1880s. The bicycle represents a technological improvement: its is a cross-frame, Safety...
Region: International
      
Era: 1870-1900
Standard Columbia ordinary bicycle
Standard Columbia ordinary bicycle
The Standard Columbia, built by the Pope Manufacturing Co., of Hartford Connecticut, and was available in models with front-wheel diameters ranging from 42 to 58 inches. This particular Standard Columbia Ordinary sold for $95. It was acquired by the Museum in 1970. Mr. Frank E. Waring (the...
Region: New England, South Atlantic
      
State: CT, DC
      
Era: 1870-1900
Starley Psycho safety bicycle
Starley Psycho safety bicycle
This bicycle, built by Starley Brothers, St. John's Works, Coventry, England, is of the improved cross-frame, Safety type, with a crank-bracket stay, a stay between the steering head and the top of the saddle post, and a pair of stays from the rear end of the rear fork to the top of the saddle...
Region: International
      
Era: 1870-1900
Unzicker Tricycle model
Unzicker Tricycle model
This Uniziker Tricycle model was transferred to the Smithsonian from the U. S. Patent Office in 1926. On 4 June 1878 Otto Unzicker, of Chicago, Illinois, was issued patent 204,636 for an "improvement in velocipedes." It is interesting to note the similarity in design of the main components of...
Region: East North Central
      
State: IL
      
Era: 1870-1900
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