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Has anyone ever heard of an Eclipse Tricycle? it is from the 1880's

Old 07-23-14, 08:12 PM
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Has anyone ever heard of an Eclipse Tricycle? it is from the 1880's

I recently found a children's "tiller style" Eclipse Tricycle, mfg by C.C. & Co. New Haven CT. patented 1880. It has wooden wheels, wooden pedals and wooden handle bar. Does anyone have any information on these? I haven't been able to find anything. This tricycle is in excellent shape considering the age. The seat is a little tatered, but thats about all that's wrong with it. Any leads or help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-23-14, 09:14 PM
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Your best bet may be through patent research

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Old 07-24-14, 07:23 PM
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Thank you for your reply. I am trying everything to find out more about this tricycle. I did purchase it, so I should have more photos to share.
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Try over at The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange | Collectible vintage and antique bicycle forum and I'm sure someone ther can help.
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Wow, B.C. (before Campy) that's the vintage I'm talking about.
Neat find, more pictures.
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Try looking up Velocopede which was the name for a tricycle in that era
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