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Bicycling Through Time

Bicycling Through Time

The Farren Collection

By (author) Paul Farren
By (author) Charlie Farren

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Publishing 9th Aug 2021
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    • Features full-colour images of the finest bikes in the collection, together with informative text and entertaining anecdotes about how the collection came together  
    • Author Paul Farren has been collecting bicycles since the 1970s. His hobby has developed into a full-time passion and today he is one of the leading authorities on early bicycles   
    • Includes 160 pre-1900 bicycles from the Farren Collection     
    Full Description

    Paul Farren claims he and his wife Charlie have around 85 percent of the pre-1900 bicycles in Australia — all under one roof in a Melbourne warehouse-cum-museum. Thirty years of hunting them down and collecting has resulted in one of the most impressive early bike collections in the world. It includes 160 pre-1900 bicycles, including hobby horses, boneshakers and Penny Farthings, as well as early 20th-century models. The collection charts the development of the bicycle, which foreshadows the invention of the motor car in many surprising ways. It also shows wider social change and the role the bicycle has played in female emancipation, war and its progression from plaything of the wealthy to utilitarian mode of transport of the masses. Paul generously shares his outstanding knowledge of the mechanical, social, and historical aspects of antique bicycles as well as many entertaining anecdotes about how his collection came together. The Farren Collection ranks as one of the finest in the world but also functions as a dynamic collection, with items being loaned to various regional galleries.

    About the Author

    Paul Farren is by his own account an avid collector and admirer of early bicycles. With an extensive collection, Paul's sums up the history of the first bicycles and gives his view that 'I think that antique bicycles deserve more respect than they often get.'

    Specifications
    Publisher
    Images Publishing Group
    ISBN
    9781864709193
    Publish date
    9th Aug 2021
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World excluding Japan and South East Asia
    Size
    254 mm x 254 mm
    Pages
    256 Pages
    Illustrations
    400 color
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