Bicycles - Children’s Bicycles and Perambulators - Motorcycles

Penny Farthing Since the pedals of early bicycles were fixed to the front wheel, the only way to increase speed was to increase the size of the front wheel. Hence the Ordinary, or Penny Farthing introduced in England by James Starley in the early 1870’s. L: 170 cm W: 46 cm H: 148.5 cm

Jelley Safety Bicycle This important bicycle was made in 1891 by A. Jelley & Co. of Wandsworth, UK. It is a safety bicycle, the next generation after the precarious Penny Farthing. Except for its solid tyres, it is recognisably the same as a modern bicycle. It was in the hands of the same family from new until 2004. L: 93 cm W: 58.5 cm H: 115 cm

Velocipede The French firm of Michaux et Cie. was the first to mass-produce the then-new velocipede in 1867, and also the first to use front wheel pedals. L: 174 cm W: 45 cm H: 124 cm

Child’s Pushchair Made in Beziers, France by Literie Moderne in about 1920. L: 114 cm W: 58 cm H: 106 cm

Mechanical Horse Child’s mechanical horse made in France circa 1910. L: 145 cm W: 69.5 cm H: 82 cm

Child’s Paddle Car This car was supplied by the London toyshop “Gamages” in 1911. It was advertised as being the last word in luxury, easy working and lightweight. L: 145 cm W: 69.5 cm H: 79 cm

Royal Enfield,1935 The advertising slogan of Royal Enfield was “Made like a Gun” and indeed their most famous model was the Bullet - launched in 1931 and, amazingly, still in production in India today! Never the fastest bikes in their class, they were better known for engineering innovation and quality. The Type B was made during the 1930’s, and featured a single- cylinder side-valve engine of 248cc. L: 200 cm W: 69 cm H: 89 cm

Harley Davidson,1946 Founded in 1900, Harley Davidson is undoubtedly the best-known name in American motorcycling. In 1937, the Model V gave way to the Model U seen here, with 4-speed hand- operated transmission and the running gear and styling from the Knucklehead twins. On loan from Mr. Feyyaz Yüzatlı. L: 230 cm W: 88 cm H: 114.5 cm

Zündapp,1953 Zündapp was origi- nally founded in 1917 in Nuremberg under the name Zünder- und Apparatebau G.m.b.H. as a producer of detonators. In 1919, as the demand for weapons’ parts declined after World War I, they diversified into the construction of motorcycles. The company finally went bankrupt in the face of Japanese competition in 1984. Better known as the Green Elephant, the KS601 was Germany’s fastest road machine when introduced in 1950. The horizontally-opposed twin- cylinder overhead valve engine and four speed gear- box were essentially those of pre-war days, but were now mounted in a tubular frame fitted with telescopic forks, plunger rear suspen- sion, and interchangeable wheels. Kindly donated by Mr. Yavuz Baylan. L: 278 cm W: 84.5 cm H: 115 cm