This half-size bicycle was built by Fred Marriot in his spare time. Using his kitchen as a workshop, Marriot handcrafted every part with painstaking attention to detail.

A former bicycle racer, he was employed as a mechanic at the Stanley Brothers manufacturing plant in Massachusetts. Marriot also gained fame as the driver of the Stanley Beetle steamer that reached a blistering 127.56 mph at the dawn of the 20th century.

Accession no. 1988G411

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