pretty fascinating, honestly, i wonder if this is how the idea of a "tall bike" came to be?
Record Manufacturing Company
Giraffe Lamplighter's Bicycle, 1898
The seat height of this unusually tall bicycle is over 7' tall, and this feature directly relates to the bicycle's important function. During the late nineteenth century it was used by lamplighters to light gas street lamps. The inordinately long chain is more than three times the length of a conventional bicycle chain. Currently only one other lamplighter bicycle is know to exist, designed and manufactured by a different maker. This original bicycle features black paint, wood rims, 28" single-tube tires and is correctly restored.