What Are Antique Tricycles?


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Antique tricycles are vehicles from the past with three wheels, which propel forward with the use of foot pedals. Antique tricycle collectors value old tricycles that date from anywhere between the 1860s and the 1970s.

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What Are Antique Tricycles?
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In the 1860s, tricycles became popular alternatives to bicycles due to safety concerns. In the 1870s, chain driven tricycles with either one or two chains began to emerge. In the late 1880s, sociables, which were tricycles made for two riders, became quite popular. In the early 1890s, velocipede tricycles became popular with both adults and children, but tricycle manufacturers stopped their production by the 1920s. All of these unique antique tricycle designs are valuable collectors' items.

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