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Miscellaneous products. Penny Farthing Bicycle. 1/48th scale KIT

Miscellaneous products. Penny Farthing Bicycle. 1/48th scale KIT

1/48th scale kit Penny farthing Bicycle.

designed by Raptoor Crafting

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler or ordinary, is an early type of bicycle  It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s, with its large front wheel providing high speeds, owing to it travelling a large distance for every rotation of the legs, and comfort because the large wheel provided greater shock absorption 

The name came from the British penny and  farthing coins, the penny being much larger than the farthing, so that the side view of the bicycle resembles a larger penny (the front wheel) leading a smaller farthing (the rear wheel)

 

 

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