Wood rim Unicycle


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Phattiremike

I live for the CABE
May 16, 2016
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Dahlonega Ga.
#1
I found a Unicycle yesterday, it's in extremely great condition. There is no badge but sports a seat called The Christy 1895. As I looked over the unicycle there on both sides of the wooded rim's hub it's marked 1886 Overland ????? Boston USA but also marked but can not find reference it says "Bolus Aeolus"?? I could be reading that incorrectly. Tires are Goodyear and say for 26” rim. See attached pictures what do I have is it rare?

Thanks Mike

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Jeff54

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If it's any help, that looks like 'Bowis', which is the last name of some people and 'Aeolus' is a mythological greek god dude, like, the wind guy or somtin.
 
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Phattiremike

I live for the CABE
May 16, 2016
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#8
that is an awesome find!
would not mind having one in my collection.
overman wheel co = maker of the Victor and Victoria
Thanks I’m gonna start google searches to see if I can get a specific year or some old advertising. Appreciate the info,

Mike
 
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bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
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#11
How much for the unicycle ? I live in florida , walter branche , 407 697 3999 , i appreciate any reply , thanks pB
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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#14
Be cool if some of the people wanting to buy this offered some advice on exactly what it is. A cool piece for sure but it would be nice to know some history on this. I'm a unicycle rider and have never seen one this early. Were these listed in the literature of the time? V/r Shawn
 

bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
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Winter Garden, United States
#16
Branchewalter@yahoo.com ,,,,rear hub , cranks and pedals and part of a Overman Wheel Co , front forks ,bearing cages , c-1887,,.the legs up to the seat , do not have a highwheel front forks profile, never seen or heard of Albert Overman Wheel Co advertising a unicycle . The seat would date this nice machine to any time after 1897 , . It is creative how they used the bottom section of a highwheel Victor front forks ...my email to exchange some photos thanks , , we ride the LowLife ,LowTide , cocoa beach /cape canaveral, rides now and then , and there are a few shows coming up , thanks walter branche
 

Phattiremike

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#17
Walter, it was great talking w/ you last night, thanks for the above insight.

Shawn I have not found any literature yet. I think the archives to the wheelman have been removed, so there's limited information on that site at this time. I'm gonna post on their site to see if someone has knowledge of printed information on this.

I'd love to see you ride this one, the tire still hold air.

Maybe someone at the Overman Wheel Co did a one off? I have what appears to me a clown/vaudeville type of costume that was just a few feet away from the uni? I was told it was tied to the Elliot Hickory and came w/ the bike but maybe not? The mystery continues...

Mike
 
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Phattiremike

I live for the CABE
May 16, 2016
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Dahlonega Ga.
#18
I think its historically significant and glad you found and shared it.
Chris
Thanks Chris, it's also very clean little machine. I will clean/detail it further this weekend and update the pictures. How the heck can it be displayed it falls over on any bike stand I own, Maybe from the ceiling or hang it on a wall, hmmm, more wall art.

Mike
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,683
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Evans, GA
#19
Thanks Chris, it's also very clean little machine. I will clean/detail it further this weekend and update the pictures. How the heck can it be displayed it falls over on any bike stand I own, Maybe from the ceiling or hang it on a wall, hmmm, more wall art.

Mike
Send it south I have a unicycle stand AND I'll ride it! V/r Shawn
 
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