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Child's High Wheel Bicycle, 1885

Child's High Wheel Bicycle, 1885

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Elbert C. Wood used this ordinary (high-wheeler) bicycle as a child in 1885. The ordinary has a 32-inch front wheel and a 12-inch rear wheel. The bicycle is made of iron with wooden grips and a learther-covered iron saddle.
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overall: 40 in x 15 in x 45 in; 101.6 cm x 38.1 cm x 114.3 cm
front wheel: 33 cm; x 13 in
rear wheel: 12.5 cm; x 4 15/16 in
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Gift of Elbert C. Wood
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
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National Museum of American History
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