Velocipede, c 1818.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Velocipede, c 1818.

Childs, R

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Subtitled 'An economical plan for examining the merits of the Velocipede, or Swift Walker', this broadsheet was written by R Childs. There were various forms of 'pedamotive carriage' - also know as velocipedes - but interest in them dropped after the introduction of the bicycle, which was both cheaper and les cumbersome.



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