1889 FARRINGDON ORDINARY RATIONAL PATTERN high wheel bicycle Made by ELLIS & CO. This style high wheel bicycle is of the “rational pattern” meaning it has a larger rear wheel. It was produced by the same ELLIS & CO. That made the FACILE high wheel safety both of which shared the same larger 22 diameter rear wheel size that made this machine easier rolling and a joy for the rider who experienced less of the rear wheel drag of a smaller diameter wheel found on most high wheel bicycles. SEE THE LAST TWO PHOTOS SHOWING DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION FROM AN ORIGINAL ADVERTISEMENT. The front wheel is 48″ diameter and the rear wheel is 22″ diameter. ABINGDON ball bearing steering head and neck. Tangential spoke pattern wheels. Hollow handle bars with 3 1/2 drop. One handle grip remaining. Like the FACILE it has double row ball bearings on each side of the front hub. Ball bearings to the rear hub and pedals (one pedal missing). Slotted adjustable throw pedal crank arms. Pan saddle is clamped onto backbone and was probably used for racing. Weight of bicycle is lighter than comparable high wheel bicycles of the era.. Extremely rare and hard to find surviving example of an antique bicycle made before last century. High Wheel and Hard Tire Safety Bicycle Accessories consist of handlebar mounted and wheel driven bells, horns, hub and head lamps, tools, wrenches, chain locks, oilers, etc. The item “1889 FARRINGDON RATIONAL high wheel antique bicycle penny farthing” is in sale since Friday, August 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Bicycles\Bicycle Accessories”. The seller is “cates0321″ and is located in Carlsbad, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
Antique 1888 Springfield Roadster Safety High Wheel Bicycle. Antique Springfield Roadster Safety Hi Wheel bike pretty sure from 1888 but may be 1889. This Bike is a nice representation of the last of the High Wheel / Penny Farthing / Ordinary era. Safety means the bike has a rake and consider safer the Original High Wheel / Ordinary bikes. Pedals and cranks work as a treadle, which is a pumping motion more than circular motion. Definitely advancements for the times, you can also coast on this bike. Springfield Roadster is the beginnings / related or becomes Lovell Diamond and further Iver Johnson Bicycles. I got this bike form a Large Iver Johnson collection buyout and have just been appreciating it. Bike is as received, is restored, seems good, but not my restoration work. This Ordinary is quite a bit out of my knowledge range and not my cup of tea so offering her up. Additional info and pictures are on the luxlowsite. The wheel and Tire rubber tip to rubber tip is 50 1/2 assuming a 50′ wheel bike, the treadle action is movable to accommodate multiple size riders. The Bike has a Great Look definitely worthy of a Collection. Rate Varies in relation to how the item ships. If you have a problem with your order, We strongly suggest emailing us first for our best solution to the problem. We Hope You Enjoy Bikes as Much as We Do, Check Out the new look of Lux Low our Ever Growing Bicycle Portfolio of Antique and Vintage Bicycles from 1890 to 1990. We Specialize in Full Antique Bicycle Restoration, Custom Chopper Bicycles, Antique Wood Wheel Safety Bicycles, Vintage Cruiser Patina Restores, and Vintage Road & Racing Bikes. We Excel in Patina Wood Wheel Restores: Miami, Racycle, Mead, Ranger, Dayton, Iver Johnson, Spalding, Pope, Columbia, Sterling, and Repainting Schwinn Krates, Stingrays and Ballooner Bikes, Prewar Elgins, Colsons, Shelbys, Dayton Huffmans, Cleveland Welding, Hawthorne, Roadmasters, and Dope Azz Custom Bikes. The item “Antique Springfield Roadster Safety High Wheel Bicycle Ordinary Bike IverJohnson” is in sale since Saturday, October 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Bicycles\Complete Bicycles”. The seller is “luxlowbikes” and is located in Golden, Colorado. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
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We are back after another successful year of picking from some wonderful estates. We will be listing some fabulous art, antiques, toys, Americana, folk art, sterling silver, and collectibles over the next several months. Pleas bookmark our site and check back regularly to keep up on all of the great estate fresh items listed weekly, many starting at just 0.99 cents. This helmet is in remarkably good condition. There is a small dent to the back of the helmet, and a loss the the right hand side upper ladder on the badge and a small loss to the letter “A”. There are a few very minor cracks to the back leather rim and some to the left side of the badge. A very nice example of this antique Cairns Bros. Looks to have a small loss at the bottom of the “I” also. The item “Antique Montclair New Jersey Leather Fire Helmet Cairns Bros. High Eagle” is in sale since Sunday, October 7, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Firefighting & Rescue\Helmets”. The seller is “member8873344″ and is located in Shoreham, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico.