19thC Antique 1878 Ackerman Patent Model Brass Geared Velocipede Pedal Car NR
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…… On June 25th, 1878, Henry Ackerman was granted a US Patent for his Geared Velocipede, Pedal Vehicle. This auction is for the original patent model submitted by the Chicago Illinois inventor. Unfortunately, the two front wheels and steering pole have been lost. Powered by pedaling, there is gear train that includes three gears. Each wheel measures 2 ¾” in diameter and are 2 ¾” apart. The overall length is 4 ¼”. What we have is in very good original condition. I know in the right hands a talented metal smith could construct the front section. To make sure that some eBayer gets a chance to restore this Ackerman Velocipede Patent Model it has been listed without any reserve. We also give a 100% unconditional money back guarantee that the high bidder will be totally satisfied with its age, quality, condition and authenticity or we will return all of their money.
… If you get a chance, please check out our other eBay Auctions. We list quality antiques, art, & collectibles every day and you never know what you might find listed without any reserve.
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