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1 x wood rimmed lady's bicycle donated by Mrs. Ethel Williams. No maker's marks, only "Leatheries, Birmingham, England" on the leather seat. Ethel's father was John Vorbach, a Renwick blacksmith who was very talented and had an inventive mind, creating many labour saving devices, with some of his works being patented. One of his bicycles is in record RML0.800.0376 and this bicycle may have been made by him as well. An entry in the Renwick accessioning book for 1975 has: Wood rimmed cycle, Mrs. Ethel Williams (loaned to Beavertown 14 July 1975). This bicyle was found in Parker's Music Shop in Beavertown by Steve Austin and Jenny Pierson on 17 May 2013. It is currently in Tom's shed and will be returned to Renwick as soon as possible. Went to Renwick about September 2013.
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014