Master Wheelwright Phill Gregson

Wooden bone shaker and velocipede wheels.

1860's French velocipede with its new wheels.

I have always enjoyed the challenge of making and repairing old velocipede and bone shaker wheels. The accuracy required in the production of these wheels ensures I must be at the top of my game.

Not only do I enjoy the challenge but I love the look of the finished article! A stunning piece of historical technology.

Often dating back as far as the 1860’s both French and British styles.

below is a small selection of the velocipede and bone shaker wheels I have built.

1860's French velocipede with its new wheels.

1860’s French velocipede with its new wheels.

French velocipede

French velocipede

 

British Boneshaker wheels unknown maker.

British Boneshaker wheels unknown maker.

Oiled Boneshaker Wheels

Oiled Boneshaker Wheels

Freshly hooped Boneshaker wheels

Freshly hooped Boneshaker wheels

Boneshaker wheels ready for hooping.

Boneshaker wheels ready for hooping.

Velocipede wheel after hooping.

Velocipede wheel after hooping.

Velocipede wheel fixed on the hooping plate.

Velocipede wheel fixed on the hooping plate.

Spoking velocipede wheels.

Spoking velocipede wheels.