Archive for the ‘Antique Tricycles’ Category
Americans tend to think of tricycles as toys for youngsters who are too small for bicycles. However, the larger tricycles, are proportioned for thee adults, much larger than the ‘Lil Tykes model; were originally created for Moms and Dads and enjoyed wide popularity as recreational vehicles, during the 19th century. The first one was built in 1680 for a crippled German, featuring gears and hand crank . However, tricycles for adults as well as wooden tricycles for children, which began appearing by the 1860s, remained largely a novelty item until the last quarter of the 19th century, when a tricycle craze swept England. These were referred to as Velocipedes, where-by the the front single wheel would have been 2/3 rds the diameter ( 20″ ) as the double rear wheels ( 32″ ) , meant for carrying a greater payload as two tricycle enthusiasts. This typical form is widely used in Africa and Asia for commercial transportation, similar to cabs or rickshaws, with the driver in front and a seat at the back for passengers. As bicycling has seen growth in popularity, tricycles seem to have seen something of a resurgence as well. By 1885 the proportion may best be symbolized by the Humber Cripper, named for professional racer Robert Cripps . It had the modern pattern of two rear wheels with a front wheel bisecting their track. Front wheels were usually about 18 to 24 inches in diameter, the rear wheels were usually about 40 inches. The wheelbase was about 32 inches, as was the track width, and they weighed about 75 pounds, although racing models were about 40 pounds. Along 1936 came the Art Deco period, typified with this beautiful Sky King Antique Tricycle, the opposite departure from the Velocipede; with sweeping lines, and guarded wheels; truly a stunning however revolutionary tricycle of its time.
Anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind yet charming Antique Tricycle for their youngster will definitely want to look at the stunning Sky King Tricycle. It’s a resemblance of the 1936 Sky King Trike, which was an incredible tricycle, that captured the interest of most children.
The vintage Sky King Tricycle is pretty amazing itself. It’s designed for long-life, manueverability and safety. It’s class exudes from the sweeping curves and guarded wheels with heavy-gauge steel , which comes complete with a brilliant red, blue,pink or black powder coat finish, chrome detailing, solid rubber tires, sealed ball bearings in the front wheel, and an adjustable coil-spring seat. It even comes with an adjustable headlight!
The Sky King Tricycle is sure to be cherished among collectors around the country for years to come. Young children and older children will absolutely love the unique vintage tricycles. And, best of all, many “Parents” will revive old memories and make many wonderful new memories with their children that they will cherish forever!
Some of the earliest tricycles were “Velocipedes”, three wheeled vehicles that were built in reverse of the Rickshaw you see here. The early Velocipede would have two large wheels in the rear to carry the payload or passengers, while the front wheel would have been usually 65%
the size of the rear wheels. Here we see the adaptation of the early Antique Tricycles, having their design reversed in the Rickshaw, as countries like India, Indonesia and Asia have used the self-propelled vehicles as a primary means of transporting passengers and goods.
An Authentic Becak Rickshaw Tricycle, Antique Red Cab Pedicab Taxi Bike . This is an extremely rare find for the USA. This authentic Becak Pedicab is the major transportation form in Indonesia. Rare Accurate markings shows that this bicycle is not a reproduction…it is the real deal! The cycle rickshaw is a small-scale local means of transport; it is also known by a variety of other names such as bike taxi, velotaxi, pedicab, bikecab, cyclo, becak, trisikad, or trishaw or, simply, rickshaw. This cycle works but is vintage and is sold as a collectible. Not terribly complex mechanically, some TLC and minor adjustments could lead to a life of cycling fun and and incredible conversation piece.!
We’ve reached the 100 year mark, where Tricycle production made advances and a departure from the old cast & forged frame.During the teens there was a transition in tricycle building. Mass production was influenced by the Art-Deco period and used lugged tubing. By 1920 , all production of velocipede tricycles virtually stopped. By this time makers began production without lugs as well. Interestingly enough-a Vintage Tricycle does not have to meet the 100 year requirement to be classified as a Vintage Bike. An Antique Tricycle will always be a Vintage Tricycle as well but a Vintage Tricycle will not always be an Antique Bicycle. How’s that for clarification? The Vintage Tricycle for many years remained a popular mode of transportation amongst the working class. Two decades later, Murray Vintage Tricycles were originally produced by the Junior Toy Corporation in 1936. These Murray Antique Tricycles amazing reproductions, have been a cherished collector’s item for the last 76 years. Designed for a beautiful function as well as safety, this classy heavy-gauge steel tricycle comes complete with brilliant blue powder coat finish, chrome detailing, grip tassels, sealed ball bearings in the front wheel, solid rubber tires and an adjustable coil-spring seat.
Today tricycle enthusiast are seeking tricycles fashioned after the Art-deco period, responsible for producing some of the finest Antique Tricycles we see in various places today. What confuses most vintage bike collectors is the difference between being an antique bicycle verses in this case a real vintage tricycle. Now to some this can be debatable but it is my understanding that an Antique bicycle must be 100 years old to classify as being an Antique bike. A Vintage Tricycle does not have to meet the 100 year requirement to be classified as a Vintage Bike. After all that I will give it to you in the simplest of terms. An Antique Tricycle will always be a Vintage Tricycle as well but a Vintage Tricycle will not always be an Antique Bicycle. How’s that for clarification. The Vintage Tricycle for many years remained a popular mode of transportation amongst the working class. Bicycles use declined and the bicycle was considered primarily as children’s toys. Murray Vintage Tricycles were originally produced by the Junior Toy Corporation in 1936. These Murray Vintage Tricycles amazing reproductions are a collector’s item in the years to come. Designed for a beautiful function as well as safety, this classy heavy-gauge steel tricycle comes complete with brilliant red powder coat finish, chrome detailing, grip tassels, sealed ball bearings in the front wheel, solid rubber tires and an adjustable coil-spring seat. The Sky King 1936 replica remains as one of our beautifully crafted Antique Tricycles today, with sweeping body, feminine curves and guarded wheels with stunning appointments, makes it an all-time collectible.
Tricycles up until the 20′s, had been made out of a heavier gauge steel, a full cast and forged tricycle. Tricycles were more simple with bulky frames. By 1920, the Antique Tricycles took on a newer and more stream-lined look with lugged and tubular frames, replacing all flat steel production. The 1936 Sky King Antique Tricycles , became the glamorous Tricycle back in the day, with sweeping curves and guarded wheels- you could say the Art-Deco designs were influenced by a Feminine touch.
This stunning Powder Blue Tricycle gives reason to love Tricycles, a replica of the 1936 “Sky King Tricycle”, made with a standard identical in every way to the “Sky King” of Old. That standard is represented in our Antique Tricycles , with the use of bold stepped forms and sweeping curves with guarded wheels, typical of the “Art Deco” period. Surely, your ‘Lil’ Princess or Tyke would be thrilled to peel around, in what may be the “Muscle Car” of the “Tricycle World”; truly a perfect example why millions of children have loved Antique Tricycles for many decades.
It’s design is Brazilian, no it’s from Hollywood, actually the Art Deco design would be influenced from a group of French Artists at the 1925 Exposition Internationale Des Arts Decoratifs Et Industriels Modernes, promoting French Art commercially. From this birth of “Art Deco”, elegant and stylish geometric lines would be incorporated into many of our products and Architectural forms we see today. Our beautifully crafted 1936 Sky King Antique Tricycles , are a wonderful example of beautiful sweeping curves, guarded wheels and chrome appointments. Surely, your ‘Lil’ Princess will be thrilled to spin one of these Gems around the block, and will cast memories for a Lifetime.
Art Deco was a popular international design movement from the 20′s to WWII, influencing many styles artistic styles early in the 20th century. It’s popularity found the summit in Europe during the “Roaring Twenties” and surged ahead in the U.S. into the 30′s. Art Deco was fundamentally decorative, regarded as functional, and modern. Based on geometric shapes, Art Deco was considered forming elegant lines and stylish appointments. It’s influence would show up in Aviation, Radio, Ocean Liners, and” buildings like “Radio City Music Hall” and the “Chrysler Building”. The bold use of stepped forms and sweeping curves, typical of Art Deco, is demonstrated in our stunning 1936 Sky King Antique Tricycles . Featuring – chrome insignias, solid rubber tires, ball bearing drive, adjustable spring seat, working light, reflectors, rubber handle grips, wrapped in a high luster Powder Coat finish ( lead free ). Surely, your loved one or collector, will be Thrilled to pedal an original 1936 Sky King replica, and have lasting memories for a lifetime.
In the 1930′s, Tricycle Manufacturers offered frame design that incorporated the “Art Deco” and “Streamlined Modern” design movements. This movement played a major role in the Tricycle Design, incorporating streamlined lines to their Frames and Fenders, making them still today, the most sought after Tricycles today. During the Depression, the Streamlining concept was created by Industrial designers, stripping ornamentation away from “Art Deco” design- and introduced a more aerodynamic line, in motion and speed from revolutionary thinking. Cylindrical forms and longer lines were expressed in everyday objects as in clocks, radios, telephones, cars and furniture; Yes, even Tricycle designers embraced the concept with open arms. Thus the 1936 Sky King Tricycle was born. Featuring our graceful 1936 Sky King Antique Tricycles, demonstrate the “Art Deco” design with sweeping body and guarded wheels. Offering- solid rubber tires, sealed ball bearings, adjustable spring seat, working light, reflectors and hand-grips, all wrapped in a high luster Powder Coat finish. Truly, a stunning Antique Tricycle, your loved ones will cherish for years to come.