Velocipedes, Bicycles, and Tricycles: How to Make and How to Use Them
|Category:||Transportation and Vehicles|
|Publisher:||G. Routledge & Sons|
|Publish date:||Jan 1, 1869|
|Number of pages:||135|
The desire to possess a pedo- or manu- motive carriage is not new. Even the two-wheeled velocipede is half a centuryold, and the journals of the mechanical arts record a thousand and one ingenious contrivances of springs, sails, wheels, pedals, and cogs to annihilate space in the ante-railway era. Many of these ideas are now being reproduced as original, though long ago they were tried and found wanting in some material point. Their ingenuity is unquestioned, their utility doubtful. They could not accomplish, with their plethora of mechanical contrivances, what the new-fashioned bicycle and tricycle do by the most simple and direct means.