Coventry Machinists 50 inch Ordinary bicycle ca 1878 2902-8



Coventry Machinists 50 inch Ordinary Bicycle  circa 1878

This interesting  cycle has a tapered round backbone with integral ‘folded’ saddle spring and  replaced leather Brooks saddle.
There’s a  front wheel guard and the front forks are solid.
The wheel has radial spokes and crescent section with solid white rubber tyre and  adjustable cranks and pedals.
The straight handlebar with turned pear grips is fitted with  a bronze housed twist brake mechanism.
A  wire  actuates the rear wheel block brake through pulleys and eye-holes.
There’s a  side step on  the left of the  spine and a 21 inch trailing wheel with matching tyre.