- The stiff wood and metal frame of velocipedes resulted in a rough ride, garnering them the “boneshaker” moniker. Propelled by pedals attached to the front axle, velocipedes were the historical antecedent to the high-wheeler and safety bicycle later in 19th century. With no identifying marks, it is difficult to establish a firm provenance for the vehicle. When S. R. Sturdevant donated the vehicle to the National Museum in 1889, he believed it was made around 1869 in Dayton, Ohio.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- ca 1866
- Credit Line
- Gift of S. R. Sturdevant
- overall: 51 in x 22 in x 70 in; 129.54 cm x 55.88 cm x 177.8 cm
- Object Name
- Velocipede,Lallement Type, Ca. 1866
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