Motorcyclist’s goggles

An American, Sylvester Howard Roper, invented a coal powered steam-engine motorcycle in 1867.  The rider sat over a large front wheel similar to the penny farthing bicycle.  In 1885 a German, Gottlieb Daimler, invented the first petrol driven motorcycle - an engine in the centre of a wooden bicycle.  As well as a wheel at the front and back, it had a wheel on either side for extra stability.
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diameter (lens) 42mm, height 60mm, width 300mm, depth 2mm
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leather, metal & steel, glass, textile & elastic
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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