19th Century penny-farthing, artwork

19th Century penny-farthing, artwork

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Caption: 19th Century penny-farthing. Engraving of a penny-farthing bicycle from 1885. The penny-farthings, also known as the 'ordinary', is a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel that was popular until the development of the safety bicycle in the 1880s. They were the first machines to be called 'bicycles'.

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