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Lot Nr. 84


BSA / Paratrooper


BSA / Paratrooper - Bicycles from the embacher-collection

DATE: 1940
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
WEIGHT: 13,6 KG / 29,92 LB
FRAME HEIGHT: 44 CM / 17,3 INCH
GEARS: 1
CONDITION: 4
- used during World War II by British paratroopers
- dropped with its own parachute fastened to the wheels so it fell upside-down - more than 60,000 were produced
- specialist were employed to advise troops on unfolding
- served in historic moments like the D-Day landings and the failing operation Market Garden to take the bridges on the Rhine
- on impact with the ground, the seat rammed into the seat tube and the handlebars pushed into the steering tube helping to absorb the impact
- an ingenious, simple and effective solution
- very robust and heavy by modern standards

THIS BIKE APPEARS IN
- Smart Move - Cyclepedia - A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs - Cyclepedia - Application - Fifty Bicycles that Changed the World - Design Museum London - A. Sarling, D. Sudjic, A. Stetter 2013

NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINESSELECTION
- LA Times Aug. 13 - Simple Things Mai 13 - Neue Zürcher Zeitung Folio Jul. 11

EXHIBITIONS
- Portland Art Museum 2013 - Design Museum Holon 2013

Condition report
Paintwork and general information:
green flagship bicycle, handle: porous but in good condition

Gears:
none

Tubes /Tyres:
old and porous but still usable

Saddle:
leather saddle

Frame:
good condition

© Embacher-Collection, Photo: Bernhard Angerer

19.05.2015 - 18:00

Erzielter Preis: **
EUR 1.875,-
Rufpreis:
EUR 1.500,-

BSA / Paratrooper


DATE: 1940
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
WEIGHT: 13,6 KG / 29,92 LB
FRAME HEIGHT: 44 CM / 17,3 INCH
GEARS: 1
CONDITION: 4
- used during World War II by British paratroopers
- dropped with its own parachute fastened to the wheels so it fell upside-down - more than 60,000 were produced
- specialist were employed to advise troops on unfolding
- served in historic moments like the D-Day landings and the failing operation Market Garden to take the bridges on the Rhine
- on impact with the ground, the seat rammed into the seat tube and the handlebars pushed into the steering tube helping to absorb the impact
- an ingenious, simple and effective solution
- very robust and heavy by modern standards

THIS BIKE APPEARS IN
- Smart Move - Cyclepedia - A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs - Cyclepedia - Application - Fifty Bicycles that Changed the World - Design Museum London - A. Sarling, D. Sudjic, A. Stetter 2013

NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINESSELECTION
- LA Times Aug. 13 - Simple Things Mai 13 - Neue Zürcher Zeitung Folio Jul. 11

EXHIBITIONS
- Portland Art Museum 2013 - Design Museum Holon 2013

Condition report
Paintwork and general information:
green flagship bicycle, handle: porous but in good condition

Gears:
none

Tubes /Tyres:
old and porous but still usable

Saddle:
leather saddle

Frame:
good condition

© Embacher-Collection, Photo: Bernhard Angerer


Käufer Hotline Mo.-Fr.: 09.00 - 18.00
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Auktion: Bicycles from the embacher-collection
Datum: 19.05.2015 - 18:00
Auktionsort: Wien | Palais Dorotheum
Besichtigung: 09.05. - 19.05.2015


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