Model of 'Water-Velocipede'

Made:
1870-1925
manufacturer:
Searle and Sons
maker:
Barbara Mary Campbell

Model, scale 1:8, of a "Water-Velocipede", illustrated by W.H. Overend, owned by Queen Victoria, used by Edward VII and Alexandra, with figures added in the 1960s by Barbara Mary Campbell, Kingston upon Thames, London, England. original manufactured by Searle and Sons, 1869-1881

Whole model of a water velocipede, built by Searle amd Sons, Lambeth between 1869 and 1891. This model has been fitted with figurines to loosely represent the one built for the use of the Royal Family on Virginia Water, and pictured in the Illustrated London News of 2nd July 1891.

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1925-256/2
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), cotton (fibre), fabric and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
without figures: 150 mm x 830 mm x 300 mm,
type:
velocipedes
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
credit:
E C Searle