The Orient "Oriten" Ten-Person Bicycle with Cyclists on a Street, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1899

Summary

Charles Metz of Waltham, Massachusetts, built the Orient Oriten as a way to promote his Orient line of bicycles. Metz sent the 23-foot-long, 305-pound ten-seater to local bicycle meets where cyclists mounted and attempted to safely ride the machine. This photograph, taken in Detroit, Michigan, about 1899, shows a group of area cyclists seated on the vehicle.

Charles Metz of Waltham, Massachusetts, built the Orient Oriten as a way to promote his Orient line of bicycles. Metz sent the 23-foot-long, 305-pound ten-seater to local bicycle meets where cyclists mounted and attempted to safely ride the machine. This photograph, taken in Detroit, Michigan, about 1899, shows a group of area cyclists seated on the vehicle.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1899

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.188.P.892

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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