1887 Cycling Sketchbook
Page 31: Safety Cycles over "Things"
The Exhibition referred to was possibly the Royal Victoria Jubilee Exhibition, which was held in Edge Lane, Liverpool, not far from where Walt lived. Note 'War Cycle' on a wheel in the second sketch. The high-wheel ordinary had been considered for use by the military but was found to be impractical; the new safety bike found more favour, especially a little later in the '90s after the introduction of pneumatic tyres.
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