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05/22/2019 10:46 PM
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FITCHBURG JULY 4TH 1889 BICYCLE RACE AWARD

Age. See below
Composition. Metal
Size. 2 ˝” high x 1 ˝” wide
Rating: 8
Comments. This second-place metal was won by Herbert B. Allen in 1889 and is marked on the back” Fitchburg July 4”. The upper part has a pin back and holds the lower section via a couple of small chain. It has pressed as well as cut designs and is hand etched. There is a raised design of a high wheel bicycle (also known as a penny farthing) with the rider by its side. This medal is not marked so we are unsure what it is made of. It is in good shape with no apparent breaks having normal use wear, has tarnish and has some soiling. Also included is what appears to be the original box that was from John Harriot, Manufacturer of bicycle and athletic metals, club pins and badges that was located on 3 Winter St. in Boston. The box is in sturdy shape but does have wear, tears, soiling/stains and is missing one side on the bottom. A must have for the Fitchburg collector or bicycle enthusiasts.

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