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Object Name Bicycle
Object Number 1989.008.001
Description CM 3881
C.C.M. Bicycle
"Red Rider"; dark red painted metal; black leather seat; ripped and lifted; handle bars have rubber grips; "rust" colour; plaque with manufacturer's name and brand name on front fork; small leather holder with lock behind seat, ripped; dark red carry-rack with spring over back wheel fender; other printed material.
Provenance C.C.M. "Red Rider" bicycle purchased from the Eaton's mail order department in 1927 for $49.95. It was purchased for W.H. Pickering by his wife as a present for his 28th birthday. Originally it had a claxon horn and a light with batteries. The seat is original. The tires were bought in Lumby in 1952. Mr. W.H. Pickering and his wife and their three children all had bicycles, they were known as the "Peddling Pickerings".
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CCM (Canadian Cycle and Motor) first designed and manufactured bicycles and motorcars in 1899.
Date 1927