Cog from Japanese pushbike

Accession Number REL/00405
Collection type Technology
Object type Vehicle
Physical description Iron
Maker Unknown
Place made Japan
Date made pre 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Toothed bicycle cog, found at the site of an ambush at Bakri crossroads in the early 1960s.

History / Summary

Japanese infantry units exploited the speed and mobility of the bicycle extensively in their Malayan campaign. This cog was recovered by Warrant Officer Balsillie from the site of a major action, along with other battlefield items.