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Rare C. 1870's Ice Velocipede. This rare possibly one of a kind bicycle was built for ice riding. Has wooden spoked wheel with metal rim (rim has four studs for traction). Metal pan seat, brake assembly, wooden tiller (broken). Appears to be a well thought out purpose made machine. On unusual platform base with wrought iron runners. 50" Wheel. Fair condition. Provenance: Given to (and deacessioned from) a museum (private) by Alan Jones C. 1928. Used on the Passaic River N.J. and said to be built by Mr. Sanford after whom Sanford Ave. in Trenton N.J. was named. One of the most unusual 19th c. bicycle inventions we have offered.

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Rare C. 1870's Ice Velocipede

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Apr 17, 2010