Bicycle ephemera - receipt, Buffalo, NY

Bicycle ephemera - receipt, Buffalo, NY

9 x 22 cm, printed receipt, W.G. Shack, Bicycles, 875 Main St., Buffalo, NY. 1 July, 1892. Accomplished in ink, to Jno. B. Milley, $60.00, signed by W.G. Shack. Picture of a penny farthing high wheel bicycle at left. Creased, lightly soiled, short tears neatly repaired on blank verso; good. Mr. Milley paid sixty dollars in full for his bike. That's over $1500 in today's money, about the price of a better road bike weighing 20 pounds with 12-14 gears. Milley's beast had one gear and would have weighed 75-100 pounds. See you at the top of the hill !

Book ID: 42700
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