High Wheel Bicycle OSPREY – F.W. Bagshaw, 1878

This high wheel was made in Sheffielf – England for the Paris Wold´s Fair, 1878. It has silver plated fittings and it is rumoured that it was made for the Tsar of Russia.

In the photograph, Frank Roper is shown holding the bicycle in 1935. Mr. Roper had a blok of eight shops all selling cycles and later motorcycle parts on London Road, Sheffield.

The bicycle was later acquired by Mr. Barrett in the 1960s, by then it was in a very poor condition and required the restoration of missing and corroded parts.

227/A OSPREY – F.W. Bagshaw, 1878

Photo: Jiři Mewald

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Kelham Island Museum , Shiffield - England

227/B Kelham Island Museum