Antique bicycles featured at Victorian Tea

BIG RAPIDS — Antique bicycles are the feature at Sunday’s Victorian Tea event at the Mecosta County Historical Society.

Tedd and Donna Wheeler will display their antique bicycles, and possibly demonstrate how they are ridden. Tedd’s bike is an American-made High-Wheel called a ‘New Mail,’ made in 1888. It is a Light Roadster Ordinary with a 54 inch wheel, made in Chicopee Falls, Mass. The High Wheel has solid rubber tires, no chain and no gears.

Donna’s bike is a Lady’s Pneumatic Safety. It was manufactured in Chicago in 1899 by the Featherstone Company.

The event takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at the Mecosta County Historical Society, located at 129 S. Stewart Ave. in Big Rapids.

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Posted by Karin Armbruster

Karin is the reporter for Osceola County’s Herald Review. She is the coordinator of the Health page, which runs in the weekend edition of the Pioneer. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8382 or by e-mail at karmbruster@pioneergroup.com.

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