The Penny Farthing

The term Penny Farthing comes from the size of the British coins, a Penny, and a smaller sized coin the Farthing. These bikes were also known as ordinary…..yeah, ordinary…haha, but since they came after the bicycle called the Boneshaker (sounds painful with it’s iron tires) and preluded the Safety Bicycle (thank you, thank you), ordinary doesn’t sound too outlandish. I think you will hear this mostly referred to as the hi-wheel….which sounds too ordinary for me. I will stick with the Penny Farthing!! Watercolor