MacMillan Velocipede 1839 – Kirkpatrick Macmillan

MacMillan Velocipede 1839 – Kirkpatrick Macmillan

Macmillan’s velocipede had pedals. Technically they were known as a Foot Treadle – The foot treadle was connected to the back wheel. But it is interesting to note that twenty years before (1819), the following was advertised:

It is said the present velocipede will soon be superseded by one making by an ingenious person of Yarmouth. After the manner of thr razor-grinding wheel, to be worked by a traddle for both feet. If it succeeds, it is expected it will move at the rapid rate of twelve miles in an hour.

The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancashire, Westmoreland, &c, April 10, 1819

 

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