Small metal cycling accessory - "Automatic Chain Cleaner" - manufactured by H. G. Gibaud

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Bicycle/Accessory or part/Chain cleaner
Date Used
27 May 1896
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A metal, four-sided (open-ended) box, with hinged lid featuring lettering that reads 'H.G.GIBAUD/ AUTOMATIC CHAIN CLEANER/ MAY 27 96/ PAT. No. 13136'. Instructions for opening the box - 'PRESS/HERE' - are stamped on the front. The interior features two brushes: one attached to the inside lid, and the other to the base. A bicycle chain could be cleaned by shutting the box around a chain, passed through the open ends of the box and between the wire brushes.
H: 32 W: 50 D: 35mm (H: 1 1/4 W: 1 15/16 D: 1 3/8")
H: 32 W: 50 D: 70mm (H: 1 1/4 W: 1 15/16 D: 2 3/4")
Date Used
27 May 1896
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Eric Gibaud



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