Velocipede (1826)


This invention, like the kaleidoscope, is already almost forgotten in England, though only a few years ago both were so much the rage. On the Continent it is otherwise. Maurice Rummel, a Hessian velocipedist, lately won a wager for the Prince de Leon, by performing two French leagues and a half (nearly seven miles) in 36 minutes.

The Morning Post, July 27, 1826


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