Story: Bicycles

Early bicycle manufacture (1st of 2)

Early bicycle manufacture

Many velocipedes and penny-farthings were made by local blacksmiths, ironmongers or coach builders. Bicycles were produced alongside a variety of types of farm equipment in Palmerston North in the mid-1890s.

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Jamie Mackay, 'Bicycles - Bicycle manufacturing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Jamie Mackay, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2016