Velocipedes and Bicycles

This exhibition illustrates the history and technological development of two-wheel vehicles – a survey which includes early 18th-century foot-powered velocipedes, bicycles equipped with pedals and wheels of different dimensions, late 19th-century models provided with rubber tyres, and modern bicycles dating from the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see these ancient velocipedes which have come from various donations and are usually housed in the Museo di Storia della Scienza’s depository. The vehicles are supplemented by engravings, posters and period pictures .


Exhibition Dates

25.03.1996 – 31.05.1996 Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza