1888 Humber Cripper Tricycle with Automatic Steering
Front plunger brake with its connecting rod concealed in the head tube
40″ Rear Wheels & 22″ Front wheel with solid tyres
Humber did not patent their tricycle design, with the result that dozens of manufacturers copied it after it was introduced, and the generic term for any tricycle of this style became a ‘cripper’. This machine was part of a batch on 84 bicycles and tricycles I sold in 2021 to a museum in Russia.