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Steam-powered Velocipede, 1818.

Steam-powered Velocipede, 1818.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Steam-powered Velocipede, 1818. Cariacature with French text showing an early idea for a motorcycle. 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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