Mr Kent, the Water Pedestrian (1822)

Mr Kent, the water pedestrian, exhibited his powers lately on the river Ouse, at York. The apparatus by which he moves is a sort of hobby-horse, of a triangular form, supported at the extremities by three copper vessels filled with gas; on this he sits, as on a velocipede, and, with the aid of small paddles fixed below his feet, he impels the hobby forward with the greatest ease and safety.

The Morning Post, June 28, 1822, 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.

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