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Cité de l’Automobile, Musée national de l’automobile, Collection Schlumpf is an automobile museum located in Mulhouse, France, and built around the Schlumpf Collection of classic automobiles. It has the largest displayed collection of automobiles and contains the largest and most comprehensive collection of Bugatti motor vehicles in the world.
There are hundreds and hundreds of cars on the display but there are no bicycle. One velocipede is in the deposit. Only one, but very and very important for history. Michaux serpentine velocipede from time period March 1868 – May 1868 when Ernest Michaux takes additional premises at19 Rue Jean Goujon still as a sole trader. We know only two examples of surviving velocipede from this time and this Michaux address.
Michaux, 19 R. JEAN GOUJON. AV. MONTAIGNE 29. MICHAUX, BTE S.G.D.G., A PARIS
album: 199/B - Michaux 1868
album: 199/B - Michaux 1868
Collection Schlumpf CITÉ DE L'AUTOMOBILE NATIONAL MUSEUM– Mulhouse
A private museum with a great many machines from local manufacturers. Mix of cars, motorcycles and bikes.
L’épopée fantastique 1820-1920, cycles et motos (April - July 2016)
The season exhibition in Musée national de la Voiture du Palais de Compiègne.
At the present time I must to say one of the best exposition I have ever seen. The fantastic atmosphere of old buildings are absolutely the right place for early bicycles.
Very special thanks for Elise Fau for her time and hospitality.
Lovely exposition showed collection of Robert Gransiegne and Emmanuel Déhan.. Many of bikes from ex collection Robert Gransiegne was donated to Sceaux State Castle Paris in 1964 and these are saveing in themuseum depositories.
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Town museum in Bar-le-Duc is located in very nice part of famous town where Ernest Michaux was born. It is not bicycle museum, but very rare example of velocipede made by company Michaux Pére & Cie is there.
It was not first time when people around Tonton Velo organized event for fans of antique bicycles. Randan, small village in central France hosted collectors and fans (2015 May 1th to 3th). Nice exposition of bicycles, jumble sale, ride bikes and meeting friends, talks and spend time in good mood - it is main idea for this great event! Very nice atmosphere there. Many thanks to all people who helped with organization.
album: 170/A Randan Vélocipédia
"October 2014 - Paris: There was an auction of a single collection of over 350 posters dating from the late 19th to the mid 20th century, all of which were on the theme of the bicycle, and mostly of French origin. The anonymous seller ‘Monsieur X’ had been collecting these over a period of about 35 years, amassing an extraordinary range of images, largely in very good condition. Grouped in themes, they included images of cycles being chased by ‘red indians’, oriental themes, night time images and manufacturers racing exploits. They reflected the various art styles of the times, the Art Nouveau posters being particularly attractive.
Many of the posters were large scale, averaging about 100 x 150 cm, since they were designed to be read from a distance and have ‘impact’. Most were lithographs drawn on to and printed from lithographic stones, and it is only in full scale that you can appreciate the beauty, colour and textures of these pieces. Printed on thin paper, since they were not really designed to last, they are commonly preserved by mounting the fragile sheets on linen." said Tim Dawson on his blog http://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/about/
During four days before auction was organized exposition showed all these posters. It was last oportunity to see this bigest world collection together. For all these who missed this time we prepared full overview here in gallery.
„Auto Moto Vélo" museum is situated inside old arms factory which was build 1819 under rule Lewis XVIII. Fantastic atmosphere old industrial buildings in combination antique bicycles, motorcycles, cars, posters and many items...
One of very important collections is saved in nice chateau in Paris. The name Robert Grandseigne (Le Havre 1885 – Paris 1961) is not very well known in connection with bicycles, but can be found in the aeronautical literature. He was present at the beginning of aviation, assisted Blériot when he flew over the English Channel, was famous for flying over Paris at night in 1911 and worked in the aviation industry all his life. He loved technology and was one of the first bicycle collectors. He constructed a travelling museum called “Crazy Rides" and travelled around various places with it, frequently “Finish Line" cities for the Tour de France. After he died, his wife donated the whole collection to the “Musée de ľlle de France” in Sceaux State Castle in Paris. This was in 1964. Since then, the bicycles haven't been exhibited for the public. So no one could see them. A number of well-known experts tried to gain access to the depositories and document the bicycles, but were mostly unsuccessful. Last year's 100th anniversary of the Tour de France changed the official stance and three machines were exhibited.
This museum was opened during 2012 in old historic building Hôtel de Brancas. Evolution of bicycle is showing through more than 60 machines loaning out from local privat collections.
album: 144 - Comtadin du Cycle