1901 Miner's Bicycle  Teeter Railway Cycle

1901 Miner's Bicycle Teeter Railway Cycle

Description

Charles Teetor
Railway Cycle Manufacturing Company
Light Inspection Car Company

Made by the Teeter Company of Hagerstown Indiana. Known as a light rail inspection car. The wheels are covered with canvas to; improve traction, reduce noise, and to prevent sparks in the mine with could result in an explosion. Complete with a miner's lamp with the external acetylene generator. The lens has a metal shield to protect it from flying stones during blasting in the mine.

This actual inspection car was used in a Denver gold mine until the 1950s. It was then tossed in the scrap pile where an employee salvaged it. When he died in the 1990s, the family considered throwing it away. The family ended up taking it to an antique dealer and that is where bicycle collector Mel Short purchased it.
Equipment Specifications
Year1901
ManufacturerRailway Cycle Manufacturing Company / Light Inspection Car Company
Detailed Information
Detailed Description
Railway Inspection Cycle
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