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James G. Jeffs

The First Bicycle

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Model of Kirkpartick MacMillans' velocipede made by J G Jeffs.  Jeffs made the model of this bicycle for display in Dumfries Museum.

 

Transcription:

 

The First Bicycle, Invented and Construcetd by Kirkpatrick MacMillan (Blacksmith), Courthill, Keir, 1839.

This was the first two-wheeled vehicle, propelled and steered with both feet of the ground, and was ridden to Glasgow, on June 8th 1842.

Materials/Media:
wood, metal, leather
Dimensions:
height 212mm, width 375mm, depth 68mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0201.23
Digital Number:
DMTR021a, DMTR021b
Creation Date:
pre 1934
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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