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Search Terms Olympians
bicycle racing
Catalog Number 2016.070.001
Object Name Bicycle
Description Bike owned by Arthur M. Longsjo, Jr. on indefinite loan to the Fitchburg Historical Society by the owner, Francis Ouellette who purchased it to race. He replaced the wheels, and one of the shift levers. .
The frame was made by Ducheron of Paris. Bike was purchaseed for Longsjo by Worcester fans who purchased fundraising pins. This is the bike he rode in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne Australia.
Material Metal
People Longsjo, Arthur M., Jr.
Ouellette, Francis
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Land Transportation -- Human-powered
Donor Ouellette, Francis
Notes This bicycle belongs to Francis Ouellette (see Accession record for details) and is on indefinite loan to the Fitchburg Historical Society beginning in ca 2006. He loaned it after reading about the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic bicycle race.
Catalog date 2016-05-17