1915 folders or separables?
The historic photo archive site 'vintage everyday' has a shot in their Thursday, October 3, 2013 posting entitled 'Old Photos of World War I in 1915' that includes a couple of soldiers with bikes on their backs. I was just recently thinking how much better today's folders are than the first one I got around 43 years ago, but it turns out that Raleigh 20 was pretty modern after all, relatively...
"A couple of soldiers from the Italian Rifle Battalion, carrying their bicycles on their backs as they walk up a hill. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)"
If you are interested in seeing more early military folding bikes, go to the following site and click on all links with the word "fold" in them: