Penny Farthing


The penny-farthing,( or 'high wheeler'), was a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel. They were popular in the 1880s and though the trend was short-lived, the penny-farthing became a symbol of the late Victorian era. Cycling as a sport came into being during the same period.
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Group of men some wearing plus fours riding penny farthing bicycles

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Members of Newbrough and Fourstones Cycling Club with their penny farthings.

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Penny Farthing - Beamish Museum Power from the Past 2011

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Group of young cyclists, possibly a cycling club at Gosforth Park, 1889

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Two gentlemen riding bicycles, one a standard, the other a penny farthing.

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Two cyclists with penny farthing bicycles in Scotland

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Cyclist with trophies beside his penny-farthing bicycle.

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Penny Farthing Powered Wood Saw

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The Penny Farthing Bike (1928)

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Penny Farthings

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