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The American Star Bicycle was invented in 1880 by G. W. Pressey and manufactured by the H. B. Smith Machine Company in Smithville, Burlington County, New Jersey. It was characterized by a small wheel in front to avoid the problem of tipping forward inherent in other high wheelers. A Star bicycle was photographed being ridden down the steps in front of the United States Capitol in 1885 to demonstrate its longitudinal stability, and Star bicycles were used for the sport of bicycle polo in the mid-1880s. The name "Star" was attributed to the double star arrangement of the spokes. This is a truly remarkable survivor with replaced seat cover and new rubber, the remainder of the bike appears all-original, including the original brass H.B Smith tag.

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.

Condition: (Very Good).

Item Dimensions: 54" x 66" x16".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,937.50
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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