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Tricycle, 'Coventry Rotary'

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made in Coventry, England

Postcard of Tricycle, 'Coventry Rotary'.
© National Museums Scotland

Tricycle, 'Coventry Rotary'

This tricycle was made in Coventry in England by the Coventry Machinists Co. Ltd. It dates from around 1884. It was derived from a failed attempt to make a ladies' version of a high bicycle. The type was popular with photographers, fishermen and tourists for the ability to carry loads on the side tube. The model name is 'Coventry Rotary'.

Coventry Rotary tricycle by The Coventry Machinists Company, c. 1880

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Online ID: 000-180-001-123-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1996.140
Date: Around 1884
c. 1880
What: Tricycle
Who: Coventry Machinists Company, Coventry (Maker)
Where: England, Warwickshire, Coventry
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