Solid Tyred Safety Bicycle Saddle

This new saddle cover was for a very nice German collector who likes to use his bicycles, something which I approve of very much! Fitted to a solid tyred safety bicycle of circa 1889 the original saddle cover was too fragile to use, so I made him a new cover to the same pattern. As the bicycle is a bit distressed, he wanted the saddle to blend in nicely, so the dying was varied a bit and the saddle distressed a little, to give a nicely used look.