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    Posted 3 years ago

    rniederman
    (307 items)

    Spring is here ... time for a bike ride!

    The collapsible nickel plated “Cyclists Cup” featured here is based on an 1897 patent by John Lines. It must have been a popular item to take along because this example has a nicely embossed scene of a man and woman riding a tandem bicycle in the country side.

    Starting in the 1880s, small wooden cameras were being made to carry on bicycle rides. By the 1890s camera makers had a belief that cycling and photography were destined to be together; and manufacturers were advertising a variety of cycle-style cameras with specially designed leather cases that could be strapped to bicycle frames.

    Although not specifically a camera accessory, I display this Cyclists Cup with a couple of my early wood & brass cameras as something that was probably brought along on jaunty rides in the country.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      The camera shown in the picture was available at the time the Cyclists Cup was offered: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/141420-lightning-camera-c-1899
    2. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
      Phil
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    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Lovely cup, beautifully styled photo .
    4. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, Michael!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    6. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    7. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    8. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      And what a great idea and concept that was. Memories in albums of trips taken. Simple pleasures to be revisited again and again.
    9. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    10. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    11. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Love it. I had posted one a few years back and thought it was just a Travel collapse glass.......but maybe mine is also a Collapsible Cyclists Cup....but not as old as yours

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/118969-travel-folding-cup-with-case
    13. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    14. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    15. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    16. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    17. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      I grew up in a rural area that was a resort town in Vermont. Golf in the summer skiing in the winter. These cups were sold everywhere. Locals didn't buy them but city people loved them.
    18. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    19. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    20. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, roddyq!

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