penny-farthing

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penny-farthing

Brit an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel
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PRINCE Charles was yesterday reunited with a penny farthing bicycle he fell off 25 years ago.
PRINCE Charles had earlier visited the Erddig National Trust House, near Wrexham, where he was reunited with a penny farthing bicycle he had fallen off 25 years earlier.
How about a genuine replica of a penny farthing bicycle, that fad gadget of the '80s?
Penny farthing bicycle outside |Bankfield Museum in Halifax
There's also old favourites like a Penny Farthing bicycle, past times at local schools andmodel houses.
Children also got to sit on an original penny farthing bicycle along with a 'James Starley', on loan from Coventry Transport Museum.
Features include A Nincompoop's Guide to Harp Making and a guide to the perils of riding a penny farthing bicycle.
Like the VW Beetle and the Mini, the penny farthing bicycle has become the latest product to be reinvented for the modern market.
At Erddig the Prince was reunited with a penny farthing bicycle he had fallen off 25 years earlier when he officially opened the Victorian estate in 1977.
Staff at the building on Chamber Street, Edinburgh, had to pack away a whale as well as a penny farthing bicycle and a rare and very fragile collection of model ships.
For 2008 designers have come up with a penny farthing bicycle, the machine which laid down the foundations of Coventry's renown engineering skills, especially in the watch, cycle and car manufacturing industries.
Also on show will be an electric dustcart, a cast iron mythical gargoyle from a Victorian pumping station, a Penny Farthing bicycle and vintage Austin, Rover and MG cars.