Sad Experience With A Velocipede (1869)

Sad Experience With a Velocipede

A man in Hornellsville, Steuben County, N Y., has had a sad experience with a velocipede. He bought a machine, for which he paid $100; broke a plate-glass window, for which he paid 40 dols.; cut his face and neck, for which he paid the doctor 5 dols.; ruined a pair of pantaloons, for which he paid 11 dols.; frightened a horse so that the animal ran away and broke a buggy, for which he paid damages amounting to 60 dols., and finally smashed his velocipede by running into a brick wall. – Chicago Tribune, April 25.

The Leeds Mercury, May 14, 1869

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