Velocipede – Maker Unknown 1871 – 1872
An unusual transitional Velocipede incorporating an “open head” style with an adjustable head bearing. This machine also uses a longer spring mounted forward of the head to suspend the rider. It incorporates a pronounced mounting step which allows the rider to vault into the saddle. It is currently thought that this bike is British. It was most likely made by a blacksmith or skilled machinist who copied various technological improvements and incorporated them into his velo.