J.I. Stassen “Nonpariel” 1873
This 54" high wheel bicycle by London maker John Issac Stassen was considered state of the art in its time. It was the preferred mount of the London Bicycle Club. A similar Stassen machine was ridden by David Stanton from Bath to London in 8 hours covering a distance of 108 miles. This sort of accomplishment was unheard of for 1874. Note the new style brake that operated upon the front tie. Stassen is credited with coining the term “bicycle” in his advertisements for his velocipedes.