Share your favorites on Show & Tell

high wheel bicycle need help with identifying!!!

In Sporting Goods > Bicycles > Show & Tell and Victorian Era > Show & Tell.
tterrag7991's loves2 of 93Motor Cycle Stuff, Music { rock-n-roll } Old Signs, Ect { anything really}1930s "AMERICAN" BICYCLE MADE BY AMERICAN NATIONAL CO. OHIO 20 INCH CHILDS BICYCLE
7
Love it
0
Like it

mariposamariposa loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
dollybelldollybell loves this.
tterrag7991tterrag7991 loves this.
vanskyock24vanskyock24 loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 9 years ago

    wellzbam09
    (4 items)

    I bought this bicycle off my old 84 year old friend out of his garage. He told he has had this thing for over 35 years now and he is tired of walking around of. I cannot find anything out about this bicycle. The pedals say British made, and has a patented number on the thumb brake. The wheel is metal rimmed and has hard rubber tires. One of his kids around the 60s changed the seat on it and he has no idea where the orginal seat went to, he believes he probably threw it away. This is the smallest high wheeler I have ever seen, looks to be for a child. It has the orignal red paint on it and looks to be really old. If someone could give me like a date on this bicycle or maker that would truly be appreciated.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Bicycles
    See all
    1986 Survivor Old School Diamondback Viper Vintage Bmx Bike Skyway Pad Gt Tires
    1986 Survivor Old School Diamondbac...
    $1,699
    1963 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
    1963 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe...
    $2,028
    Old School Hutch Trick Star BMX 84
    Old School Hutch Trick Star BMX 84...
    $3,600
    Vintage 1997 GT Dyno NSX BMX Bike Chrome Old school Racing with Pegs
    Vintage 1997 GT Dyno NSX BMX Bike C...
    $400
    logo
    1986 Survivor Old School Diamondback Viper Vintage Bmx Bike Skyway Pad Gt Tires
    1986 Survivor Old School Diamondbac...
    $1,699
    See all

    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      A friend who worked in a bicycle store in the '60's brought out a full sized new made high wheel & we tried it out. It appeared to be factory made & I assume for bicycle promotion or display. A real challenge to ride & forget going up even a gentile slope.
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      The bike is a penny farthing. If you Google either 1960's penny farthing or penny farthing you will find oodles of images. One made by a company called Falcon looked like yours. I found it in a museum site in Ireland.
    3. ralph ralph, 8 years ago
      i have one like that but mine is all steel no rubber tyres and no nut &boalts,the back weal is a bit bigger so i call it a penny halfpenny.
    4. ralph ralph, 8 years ago
      i meant to say it is all forged made so it must be a lot older than yours.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.