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Domestic Safety Bicycle
Domestic Safety Bicycle
The first safety bicycle trial manufactured in Japan. This is the safety bicycle produce at the Miyata Gun Factory in 1892 by Eisuke Miyata, a gun expert employed by the Hitachi Kuni Kasama Clan. Eisuke, who held doubts concerning the future of gun manufacturing in Japan, trial manufactured Japan's first safety bicycle in 1892. He got involved in building an experimental model after being asked by a foreigner to repair a safety bicycle. The tubing used for the frame was manufactured in the same way as the piping used for guns: it was bored out lengthwise using a round steel rod. Except for the tires, the entire bicycle was built from scratch at the Miyata Gun Factory.