Velocopede, Parisienne

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made in Paris, France

Postcard of Velocopede, Parisienne.
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Velocopede, Parisienne

This Velocopede, colloquially known as a 'boneshaker' bicycle, was made around 1869 by Michaux of Paris. The type was the first pedal-driven two-wheeler to be produced.

The bicycle has an iron frame and iron rimmed wooden wheels. The model name is 'Parisienne'.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-316-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1910.190
Date: Around 1869
c. 1869
Material: Wooden wheels, iron frame and wheel rims
Dimensions: 43.00" D (front wheel); 31.25" D (back wheel)
What: Bicycle, boneshaker
Subject: 15. ROAD TRANSPORT, Muscle power (Departmental Classification)
Who: Pierre Michaux, Paris (Maker)
Where: France, Paris
Description: "Parisienne" boneshaker bicycle with an iron frame and iron rimmed wooden wheels, made by Michaux of Paris, c. 1869
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