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High Wheeler Bicycle, with brass label from Eagle Bicycle Manufacturing Co., patented Oct. 2nd, 1883. Designed with small wheel in front, see explanation below. Black body, red wheels, hard rubber tires, with replaced handlebars. Separateunattached spring mechanism, adjustable seat with embossed monogram "ECJ" included (5 1/2" H x 8" W x 11 1/2" D). In generally good but worn condition. 65 1/2" H x 75" W x 19 1/2" D. Large wheel: 52" dia., small wheel: 21 1/2" dia. For ashort period of about four years, the Eagle Bicycle Company built a new safety bicycle in Stamford. The company's founder, Leonard B. Gaylor, patented a high wheel bicycle of an improved design which added a handbrake and placed the small wheel in the front and the large wheel in back, rather than the front, in order to give the rider better balance. The Eagle Bicycle Co. was organized in 1883 with capital amounting to $50,000." (Information courtesy of The StamfordHistorical Society Inc., Gregg D. Mecca). Provenance: East Tennessee collection.