Penny Farthing - Cufflinks
The antique buttons on these cufflinks depict a penny-farthing which was the first bicycle. It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s and is known for its extra-large front wheel. The name was inspired by British penny and farthing coins, with pennies being much larger than farthings and therefore the two coins symbolizing the different wheel sizes on the bike.
These stamped white metal buttons might have been developed for use by a Victorian-era cycling club.
Read about the women's Victorian antique buttons with masculine themes we used in these limited edition cufflinks in Tiny Rebellions on our Buttonology blog.
In this piece:
- Antique gilded brass buttons made circa 1890-1900
- Antiqued brass cuff links
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