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Penny farthing 'back on the production line'

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Penny farthing 'back on the production line'

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The penny farthing, a popular mode of transport in the 19th Century could be about to make a comeback.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14999044
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Re: Penny farthing 'back on the production line'

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Re: Penny farthing 'back on the production line'

Actually, it was known as an "Ordinary", to distinguish it from the "safety bicycle" which had a chain...

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Re: Penny farthing 'back on the production line'

As I'm sure Old Jim will verify; there's a smart stainless steel model of a Penny-Farthing on the forecourt of a B&B hotel in Lyndhurst in Hampshire in the New Forest. That must be seen by literally hundreds of thousands of tourists as they slowly negotiate the very crowded A337 there.
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Re: Penny farthing 'back on the production line'

Erm.... possibly because it stands outside the...... er.... what`s it called,.... hotel...
http://www.pennyfarthinghotel.co.uk/
and here`s a pic. (I did not take !)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jainbow/3664961299/
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Re: Penny farthing 'back on the production line'

Been past it dozens of times, always admiring the "bike" never noticed the hotel was called Penny Farthing. Ta!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.