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    Posted 6 years ago

    scottvez
    (934 items)

    This 1890s tintype has a very unusual subject matter-- a Quad Cycle.

    I didn't even know that these existed in this early of an era of cycling.

    Research has revealed that these were often used to pace traditional bicycle racers as they attempted to set speed records. The clothing of the subjects would indicate that they are part of some organized team.

    While I am not certain, I suspect that the bicycle was manufactured at the Waltham Manufacturing Company under the Orient brand. The head badge could certainly be their logo, although the tintype is not clear enough to confirm.

    Any information on the Orient or other possible makers is certainly appreciated.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking vo!

      scott
    2. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Nah, just some handsome young cyclists, Bobby. ;)

      Very nice!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks bobby-- appreciate you looking and commenting!

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks much spiritbear-- I appreciate you looking and commenting!

      scott
    5. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 6 years ago
      Nice, trying to research the cycle.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks mike-- let me know what you discover!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking nuts and treasures.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks belltown and hardin.

      scott
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Wow -- Sweet Picture // Sweet Post -- Thanks. Love these old pics!!
    10. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks much rose-- appreciate you looking and commenting!

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks much rade and cultcha.

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks edison and kiva.

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks beachbum and whitman!

      scott
    14. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks much designer!

      scott
    15. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks toys!

      scott
    16. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking shughs!

      scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Comment away nicefice! Positive comments are always appreciated.

      scott
    18. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking anna and ted!

      scott
    19. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks anna.

      scott
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      A pre-Lycra photo .... any idea of a date?
    21. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      It is probably late 1890s-- that would fit for the format and the earliest examples of this type of cycle.

      Thanks for looking vetraio.

      scott
    22. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks again petey.

      scott
    23. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks much farmlady.

      scott
    24. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks much sugargirl and rick!

      scott
    25. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking tom!

      scott
    26. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks toys and werner.

      scott
    27. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks again, bruce!

      scott
    28. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks cultcha and ted!

      scott
    29. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks much cpbigd.

      scott
    30. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks crafts!

      scott
    31. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 5 years ago
      Hey mister Scott
      Bikers Rule

      Cheers
      b

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