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Pedals Collection

"Pedals: Unveiling the Timeless Connection Between Muscles, Music, and Mobility" From the 19th century Bone-Shaker Bike to Mazda RX8's sleek design in Japan

Background imagePedals Collection: Muscles used in cycling, 19th century

Muscles used in cycling, 19th century
Muscles used in cycling. Artwork from the tenth volume (second period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly La Science Illustree

Background imagePedals Collection: Johannes Brahms, German composer

Johannes Brahms, German composer and musician. Seen here in profile, playing a grand piano

Background imagePedals Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background imagePedals Collection: Mazda RX8 Japan Japanese

Mazda RX8 Japan Japanese

Background imagePedals Collection: Early Bicycles

Early Bicycles
A variety of early bicycles, including two varieties of the Celerifere of 1793 (1 & 2), the Draisienne (Dandy-Horse) of 1819 (3) and Gompertzs Velocipede (4)

Background imagePedals Collection: Two golden harps on a cutout greetings card

Two golden harps on a cutout greetings card with a country scene. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePedals Collection: The Bone Shaker Bicycle of the 1840 s

The Bone Shaker Bicycle of the 1840 s
Photograph of a cyclist on a Bone Shaker bicycle of the 1840s to 1850 s. This type of bicycle was innovative in having pedals, but earnt its moniker through the used of solid wood or metal wheels

Background imagePedals Collection: Bone-Shaker Bike C1830

Bone-Shaker Bike C1830
It has pedals, but no chain, and no pneumatic tyres - hard work to propel, and hard on the seat... Date: circa 1830

Background imagePedals Collection: Cat playing the piano on a Christmas card

Cat playing the piano on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePedals Collection: 1979 French GP

1979 French GP
DIJON-PRENOIS, FRANCE - JUNE 30: Jody Scheckter, Ferrari 312T4, during practice during the French GP at Dijon-Prenois on June 30, 1979 in Dijon-Prenois, France. (Photo by Rainer Schlegelmilch)

Background imagePedals Collection: 1979 Italian GP

1979 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08: Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T4, in the pits during practice during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 08

Background imagePedals Collection: 1979 Italian GP

1979 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08: Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T4, in the pits during practice during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 08

Background imagePedals Collection: 1979 Italian GP

1979 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08: Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T4, in the pits during practice during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 08

Background imagePedals Collection: 1975 Italian GP

1975 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Pedals in the Ferrari 312T during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 07, 1975 in Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy

Background imagePedals Collection: 1979 Italian GP

1979 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 09: Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T4, with bodywork removed in the pits during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 09

Background imagePedals Collection: 1979 Belgian Grand Prix

1979 Belgian Grand Prix. Zolder, Belgium. 11 - 13 May 1979. Gilles Villeneuve (Ferrari 312T4), 7th position, in the pits, portrait. World Copyright: LAT Photographic. Ref: 79BEL27

Background imagePedals Collection: 1977 German GP

1977 German GP
HOCKENHEIMRING, GERMANY - JULY 31: Patrick Depailler, Tyrrell P34 Ford, with Derek Gardner (with headphones) in the pits during the German GP at Hockenheimring on July 31, 1977 in Hockenheimring

Background imagePedals Collection: 1925 Automotive 1925

1925 Automotive 1925
JANUARY 01: Avions Voisin during the Automotive 1925 on January 01, 1925. (Photo by LAT Images)

Background imagePedals Collection: 1979 Italian GP

1979 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08: Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T4, in the pits during practice during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 08

Background imagePedals Collection: Latest style of American velocipede 1869

Latest style of American velocipede 1869
America were in the middle of bicycle craze, different types of cycles were introduced, this design showing two large wheels revolving around a common axis with a crank motion for both hands

Background imagePedals Collection: The Aellopodes Velocipede

The Aellopodes Velocipede Date: 1839

Background imagePedals Collection: Advert for Chappell Pianos, London

Advert for Chappell Pianos, London
Advert for Chappell Pianos, New Bond Street, London Date: 1907

Background imagePedals Collection: Albert Schweitzer, theologian, organist and physician

Albert Schweitzer, theologian, organist and physician
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), Franco-German (Alsatian) theologian, organist, philosopher and physician. Seen here playing the organ, with a stained glass window behind him. Date: circa 1950

Background imagePedals Collection: The carillonist (colour litho)

The carillonist (colour litho)
2780020 The carillonist (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The carillonist. Le carillonneur. Paques fete des cloches)

Background imagePedals Collection: Plate XIX: A harp from the Encyclopedia of Denis Diderot (1713-84) and Jean le Rond d

Plate XIX: A harp from the Encyclopedia of Denis Diderot (1713-84) and Jean le Rond d
STC84223 Plate XIX: A harp from the Encyclopedia of Denis Diderot (1713-84) and Jean le Rond d Alembert (1717-83), 1751-72 (engraving) by Benard

Background imagePedals Collection: Layout of the keys of the monumental organ of St Peters Basilica, Rome (litho)

Layout of the keys of the monumental organ of St Peters Basilica, Rome (litho)
5997028 Layout of the keys of the monumental organ of St Peters Basilica, Rome (litho) by Spanish School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePedals Collection: Draisienne, ancestor of the bicycle, 1820 (colour engraving)

Draisienne, ancestor of the bicycle, 1820 (colour engraving)
PER437849 Draisienne, ancestor of the bicycle, 1820 (colour engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Baron Karl Drais (1785-1851) patented his invention

Background imagePedals Collection: Handel composing the Hallelujah Chorus

Handel composing the Hallelujah Chorus

Background imagePedals Collection: Punkah - type of ventilator 1886

Punkah - type of ventilator 1886
A " punkah" -type of ventilator for keep cool during warm weather or heat wave, comprising of a large fan flap set above a table, operated by foot pedals

Background imagePedals Collection: Two-seated velocipede 1869

Two-seated velocipede 1869
Popular in America this two-seated velocipede an early form of bicycle, the back seat was intended to be used side-saddle for ladies. Date: 1869

Background imagePedals Collection: Advert for Gamages model pedal cars 1925

Advert for Gamages model pedal cars 1925
Selection of kiddies model pedal cars with lamps, windscreens, motormeters and metal imitation radiators. Date: 1925

Background imagePedals Collection: Advert for Osborne tricycles 1884

Advert for Osborne tricycles 1884
Front steerer and double driver with open front. 1884

Background imagePedals Collection: Chamber organ (walnut, mother of pearl & metal)

Chamber organ (walnut, mother of pearl & metal)
CH409892 Chamber organ (walnut, mother of pearl & metal) by Dutch School, (18th century); width: 163 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePedals Collection: Chinese Irrigating Machine Worked by Men, 1855 (litho)

Chinese Irrigating Machine Worked by Men, 1855 (litho)
1272383 Chinese Irrigating Machine Worked by Men, 1855 (litho) by Meffert, (19th century); Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info.: Meffert, J.B.|Ackerman, James)

Background imagePedals Collection: The Flying Machine of Jean Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) (coloured engraving)

The Flying Machine of Jean Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) (coloured engraving)
XIR155243 The Flying Machine of Jean Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) (coloured engraving) by Martinet, Francois Nicolas (1731-1800); Musee de l Air et de l Espace, Le Bourget, France; French

Background imagePedals Collection: Handel, working out the Hallelujah Chorus (colour litho)

Handel, working out the Hallelujah Chorus (colour litho)
5198191 Handel, working out the Hallelujah Chorus (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Handel, working out the Hallelujah Chorus)

Background imagePedals Collection: Organ Bellows and Blowers in Halberstadt Cathedral, from

Organ Bellows and Blowers in Halberstadt Cathedral, from
BAL211862 Organ Bellows and Blowers in Halberstadt Cathedral, from Praetorious Syntagma Musicum, pub. in 1619 (engraving) (b/w photo) by German School, (17th century); Private Collection; German

Background imagePedals Collection: Tom Monagan (b / w photo)

Tom Monagan (b / w photo)
DHS212239 Tom Monagan (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Dallas Historical Society, Texas, USA; eDallas Historical Society; American, out of copyright

Background imagePedals Collection: Thirty-Six Years Progress in Submarine Navigation (engraving)

Thirty-Six Years Progress in Submarine Navigation (engraving)
1598525 Thirty-Six Years Progress in Submarine Navigation (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thirty-Six Years Progress in Submarine Navigation)

Background imagePedals Collection: The Stanley Cycle Show at the Agricultural Hall (engraving)

The Stanley Cycle Show at the Agricultural Hall (engraving)
1064025 The Stanley Cycle Show at the Agricultural Hall (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Stanley Cycle Show at the Agricultural Hall)

Background imagePedals Collection: Harpsichord - 1833

Harpsichord - 1833
Later, more sophisticated harpischords have pedals, as this one does. Date: 1833

Background imagePedals Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20122126

EyeUbiquitous_20122126
Music, Instruments, String, Electric Bass being played live on stage by Mark King with Level 42

Background imagePedals Collection: 1956 De Soto Firedome dashboard. Creator: Unknown

1956 De Soto Firedome dashboard. Creator: Unknown
1956 De Soto Firedome dashboard

Background imagePedals Collection: Piece of tissue, made in silk and linen, with eagles drawn, made with a smooth pedal loom

Piece of tissue, made in silk and linen, with eagles drawn, made with a smooth pedal loom, Hispano-Arab, from San Vicenc de Roda de Ribagorca, 12th-13th centuries

Background imagePedals Collection: Purple Phlox

Purple Phlox

Background imagePedals Collection: Ornate piano on a German greetings card

Ornate piano on a German greetings card -- the satirical verse hopes that the piano and its player will go to hell! Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePedals Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a piano

Christmas card in the shape of a piano. circa 1890s

Background imagePedals Collection: Bomb dropping apparatus of German Aviators 1915

Bomb dropping apparatus of German Aviators 1915
German avaitors in The Roland biplane bomber. This diagram shows observer operating the pedal board to release the plate in the floor of the fuselage, ready for bombs to be dropped



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"Pedals: Unveiling the Timeless Connection Between Muscles, Music, and Mobility" From the 19th century Bone-Shaker Bike to Mazda RX8's sleek design in Japan, they have been an integral part of our lives. Just like Johannes Brahms composed symphonies that stirred souls, cycling engages various muscles and ignites a sense of freedom. Early bicycles with their two golden harps on cutout greetings cards symbolized the harmony between man and machine. As we pedaled forward into modernity, the Bone-Shaker Bike of the 1840s emerged as a testament to human ingenuity. Intriguingly, even cats found solace in playing pianos on Christmas cards while G. H. Davis showcased the wonders of cinema organs through his compositions. Newman Bros Organs' advertisement resonated with music enthusiasts seeking melodious experiences. Amidst this rich tapestry of history lies Aellopodes Velocipede - a name synonymous with innovation and speed. Its presence reminds us how pedals revolutionized transportation forever. Not limited to just wheels, it also found their place in Chappell Pianos' London advert where they added depth to musical performances. The connection between music and motion became undeniable as people embraced this harmonious fusion. Whether it be exploring new landscapes or creating beautiful melodies, they have always played an essential role in enhancing our experiences, and are not merely mechanical components but rather catalysts for progress – propelling us towards new horizons while connecting us deeply to our past. So next time you hop onto your bike or tap your foot along to a captivating tune, remember that these humble yet powerful devices have shaped cultures across continents – bridging gaps between nations and generations alike. Pedals truly embody the spirit of exploration and creativity that resides within all of us.