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Object ID # 1973.111.001
Object Name Bicycle, Stationary
Title Buffalo Home Trainer (1886 Patent)
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Date 1886 patent
Made Unknown
Place of Origin United States of America
Description A cast iron stationary pedalled exercising machine, from the late 19th-century. This is a very heavy cast iron metal item. The casted lettering says "BUFFALO / HOME TRAINER / PAT'D JAN 19.86" [1886] The lettering is present on the two wheel areas. The round base has four holes for bolting it securely to the floor for stability. There is a metal seat (shaped like a bicycle saddle). There are two handle grips, and two metal foot pedals. "456" is also emboss-cast on the wheel areas. There is a non-original black paint finish on it now.

Makers mark The casted lettering says "BUFFALO / HOME TRAINER / PAT'D JAN 19.86" [1886] The lettering is present on the two wheel areas.
Provenance The patent date on this "Buffalo Home Trainer" device is January 19, 1886. Last owned by George Dillane McLauchlan of Owen Sound, Grey County (b.1874 - d. 1967). In his youth he was very sports-minded, and he also was involved with the local militia.

Collection Sporting & Recreational Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Iron/Metal
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLauchlan, George D.
Subjects Exercise equipment & supplies