The First Bicycle

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.
Object no :
DMTR021a, DMTR021b
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Creator :
James G Jeffs (1904 - 1975)
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Dimensions :
height 212mm, width 375mm, depth 68mm
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wood, metal, leather
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Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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