High Ordinary (Penny Farthing) bicycle made by William Harrison, Manchester, c.1885.
The bigger the wheel, the faster the bike, and the further there was to fall. Young daredevils shocked spectators when they raced their ‘penny-farthings’ round grass tracks at breakneck speed.
- Road Transport
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- metal (unknown), paint, plastic (unidentified, rubber (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
- transportation vehicles
- passenger vehicles
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