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Title Hi-Wheel Bicycle
Catalog Number CVHM-85.31
Description According to paper records in object file, this high wheel bicycle was owned by George M. Hendee.

This bicycle was used by George Hendee in his last year of championship racing competition. Hendee (1866 - 1943) was the leading American bicycle racer of the 1880s, winning 302 of 309 races entered. After he retired from racing he started his own bicycle manufacturing company in Springfield. His business acumen and leadership skills led to the founding of Indian Motocycle in 1901 as an outgrowth of his bicycle business.
Artist UNKNOWN
Object Name Bicycle
Date Circa 1880s
Dimensions H-60.03 W-66 inches
Credit line Gift of George M. Hendee
Museum Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
On Exhibit Yes, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History