Model Bicycle - Vintage - Retro Tin Model
Replica completely made from metal according to old templates. Handmade with a love for detail this model comes really close to the original. With moveable wheels.
The dandy horse, also called Draisienne or Laufmaschine (German, lit.: running machine), was the first human means of transport to use only two wheels in tandem and was invented by the German Baron Karl von Drais. It is regarded as the modern bicycle's forerunner; Drais introduced it to the public in Mannheim in summer 1817 and in Paris in 1818. Its rider sat astride a wooden frame supported by two in-line wheels and pushed the vehicle along with his/her feet while steering the front wheel.
The first mechanically-propelled, two-wheeled vehicle may have been built by Kirkpatrick MacMillan, a Scottish blacksmith, in 1839, although the claim is often disputed. He is also associated with the first recorded instance of a cycling traffic offense, when a Glasgow newspaper in 1842 reported an accident in which an anonymous 'gentleman from Dumfries-shire... bestride a velocipede... of ingenious design' knocked over a little girl in Glasgow and was fined five shillings. (source: Wikipedia)