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Woman's hobby horse, 1819.

Woman's hobby horse, 1819.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Baron Charles von Drais patented the hobby or dandy horse in France in 1818. The hobby horse was a forerunner of the bicycle and was introduced into England in 1818 by coachmaker Denis Johnson, who took out the British patent.

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