These coasters feature early patents for Penny-farthing bicycles. The large wheel allowed for higher speeds, but it also created a high center of gravity that made them very dangerous to ride. The high center of gravity would send the rider over the large wheel and onto their head. The ‘ice velocipede’ design seems particularly dangerous. I can’t imagine why it never caught on!
• The coasters are 4″ in diameter and 1/4″ thick.
• The cork is absorbent, heat-resistent, and eco-friendly.
• Each coaster features an original patent drawing from the 1800’s.
• Set of 4 ‘Penny-farthing’ coasters / 1 of each drawing.
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