Adoption of the Tricycle for Postmen
A novel step in connection with the transit of letters has just been taken at Coventry with the sanction of the postal authorities – namely, the adoption of tricycles so manufactured as to carry a heavy load of mail bags. One of these useful machines is now to be plying between Coventry and Meriden in place of the ordinary mail cart.
The Daily Gazette, June 22, 1880; pg. 2