Object - Mitchell bicycle
From the Collection of Vision Australia 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria
- 1 x mens bicycle frame and tyres painted white with gold lettering
- royal blind society of new south wales, mitchell manufacturing
- In 1974, the Royal Blind Society established within it's manufacturing division a facility to build high quality tandems for blind and partially sighted members of its sports club. By the end of 1978, the manufacturing division expanded and a new series of high quality, hand built racing cycles were developed to suit the individuals needs of the cycling enthusiast. A demand in the bicycle hire industry prompted the development of a strong universal bicycle and the new 24" Mixti family cycle was born. By 1979 the Royal Blind Society was manufacturing both family bicycles and tandems for the bicycle hire industry in N.S.W., Victoria and the A.C.T.
Both cycles received an enthusiastic reception, so much so, that in 1982 they were the first bicycle manufacturer to win an Australian Design Award.
This Mitchell bicycle was donated by the Deacon family whose son Paul worked at Mitchell Manufacturing during this time.
Plate attached to cross bar: This Mitchell Bike was assembled by Paul Deacon (1965) Enfield Blind Society NSW
- 4 Feb 2020 at 10:21AM