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This military cyclist belonged to one of the Cheshire Regiment's Volunteer Battalions.  The soldier's bicycle bears features unique to military issue bicycles of the era. Note the special brackets on the bicycle's frame to hold his Lee-Metford rifle.


Also, note the brass muzzle cover on the end of the rifle's barrel.

His uniform and personal equipment are much the same as that of a mounted infantryman from the same time period for home service. On his cuff is a logzene-shaped volunteer's efficiency badge. On his collar are the oak leaf and acorn badges of the Cheshire Regiment. An 1888 pattern bandolier is worn across his chest.


An uncommon image by a rare 19th Century female photographer.

Cabinet Photograph
Mrs. Sam. Radcliffe - Photographer
Newton Street, Hyde, England
c. 1900

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