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a vehicle consisting of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel.
  A Slight Mistake.

A small comic set of four slides made by York & Son, England. Images from magazine Scratch. 
'Hi! get off the road, my good woman; there's a bicycle behind you!' - 'Good gracious! so there be!' She must be mad, she's dropped her child.
Heroically to the rescue.

'Lor! there's a pretty how d'yer do!'
And all over my bit of washing!'
Bicyclist et Girafe.
De fietser en de giraffe.

A French series of magic lantern slides published by Maison de la Bonne Presse, Paris.
All six plates have a label with the name of the publisher, the title of the series and a number from 1 to 6.

Soft Sadle.
Funny set of three magic lantern slides. They measure approximately 3.25 inches square (83mm).

Double slipping slide, having two slipping glasses either side of the fixed glass.

During the show the lanternist first has to shift the slipping glass with the image of the bird slowly to let her enter the stage. Then in one move the cyclist  appears by shifting the second slipping glass.
Square magic lantern slide with photos of Mr Mills and Mrs Allen.

The Cyclist and Tramp
A set of 12 amusing magic lantern slides made by W. Rider & Co., circa 1900.
It is not certain that the images below are shown in the correct order. A cyclist goes for a ride, drinks a soft drink on the way, takes a nap on the side of the road, is robbed of his clothes and bicycle, asks an old woman to show the way and finally returns on foot and in a down-and-out situation.

The reckless cyclist.
Manufacturer unknown, 4 square magic lantern slides 8,2 x 8,2 cm.



Long magic lantern slide showing two models of bikes.
Advertising slide, 'Bovril for Cyclists', one of a number of slides advertising this drink, implying anyone using it will have much energy and fitness. Three men on bicycles having fun.


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