1/48th kit penny farthing, quarter scale
1/48th penny farthing/quarter scale.
Size: 4.7 wide at the widest point x 4.7 high at the highest point.
Flat packed in kit form and ready for construction in colours of your own choosing. This is an advanced kit for an experienced dolls house maker.
I combine postage, so please send me a message to discuss.
The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler or ordinary, was the first machine to be called a “bicycle”. It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s, with its large front wheel providing high speeds (owing to it travelling a large distance for every rotation of the legs) and comfort (the large wheel provides greater shock absorption).
Although the trend was short-lived, the penny-farthing became a symbol of the late Victorian era. Its popularity also coincided with the birth of cycling as a sport.
The penny farthing needed to be propped against something to stand alone as the person riding provided the balance.
Designed and laser cut by Raptoor.