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Title Real photo postcard of designer √Čtienne Bunau-Varilla and racer Marcel Berthet with the "Velo Torpille" (torpedo bike) Bunau-Varilla bicycle with streamlined fairing.
Collection Lang Collection
Object Name Postcard
Scope & Content √Čtienne Bunau-Varilla holds up racer Marcel Berthet on Bunau-Varilla's "Velo Torpille" (torpedo bike). At the Veld'Hiv track in Paris in 1913, Berthet set a world record on this bike, managing 5km in 5 minutes 39.3 seconds (roughly 33 mph).

n.d., circa 1913.








Accession# 2010G1053
Subjects "Velo Torpille" Bunau-Varilla
Bunau-Varilla, Etienne, 1890-1961.
Berthet, Marcel, 1887-1953.
Bicycles--France.
Object ID 2010G1053.04
Date 1913
Imagefile 004\2010G105304.JPG