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"The Model Riche Gloria" (1903 Pattern).

“The Model Riche Gloria” (1903 Pattern).

I’d swear that I notice something new every time I visit the Streetlife Museum in Hull and this occasion it was these notices in the window of the bicycle shop, which forms part of the Museum’s comprehensive bicycle collection.

The Notices.

The other Police Notices.

I do not ride a bicycle myself; it was more the language of Edwardian bicycle that caught my attention. I noted in my diary, as you can only get an impression of the notices through my photographs, some of the names and features. I found “The Victor” bicycle, the “Albion Saddle” and “Lucas’s King of the Road lamp” particularly noteworthy, amongst the impressive lists of patriotically named bicycles and accessories.