Eva M. Brindrim pins, circa 1894

Eva M. Brindrim pins, circa 1894

These pins belonged to Ms. Eva M. Bindrim, a female a cyclist around 1894 and member of Pioneer Cycle Club of Brooklyn, New York. Bindrim made newspaper headlines and may have caused the club to break up when she designed and wore knickers that were not as full as the English “Plus Fours or Sixes.” Her custom designed cycle, which were more form fitting, helped her win numerous Century Run records. Displayed are pins that she may have worn at races or meet-ups. Pictured clockwise from the top is a League of American Wheelmen pin from the N.J. Division State Meet in Patterson in 1896; a League of American Wheelmen pin from 1892 for the PCC division, a League of American Wheelmen pin that was patented July 21, 1896; an undated Umpire A.C.C. pin; and an League of American Wheelmen pin requesting to vote for C. Frank Kireker as chief-counsul of Paterson for the N.J. Division from April 14, 1896.

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