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Bicycles...getting a handle on technology

Bicycle Slide Show

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septette bicycle
Septette: 1896.
(7 passengers) Made by Stearns Manufacturing Co, Syracuse, NY.
These were used for speeding and exhibitions.

Cleveland Man and Woman's Tandem
Cleveland Man's and Woman's Tandem: 1897.
Cleveland Manufacturing Co.
(Acquired from Veteran Wheelmen's Association, Philadelphia.)

Bicycles Built for Two or more

With the invention of chain driven bicycles, the adaptations became phenomenal.


quadruplet bicycle
Quadruplet: 1898.
Commonly known as a quad and was used for pacing.
(Acquired from Veteran Wheelmen's Association, Philadelphia.)

 


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