CMC Club, c 1882-1883

This bicycle from the Coventry Machinists Co. still has the straight handlebars and the rear hub with cone bearing. I estimate the model around 1882-1883, but I cannot read the serial number.
The bicycle looks complete and original, apart from the ugly spring. It has to be the more elaborate model, like this one. Nice detail is the original horn brake lever.

The most intriguing parts of the bike are the front bearings. I have not seen them before on CMC bikes. If you know more about these bearings and the years/models they were used:  please send me an e-mail. 

I do not have pictures of my own, this penny farthing has been for sale at Robert Sterba's shop in Czech. Click pictures for link.