Velocipedes for Rural Posts (1869)

Velocipedes for Rural Posts

Huntly, as the centre of a wide district, has a considerable number of country post messengers in connection with it office. Some of them have very long journeys to take; and the Forgue runner has taken the initiative in doing the journey with a velocipede. Last Saturday he begun his journey in the new fashion, and did the distance (nine miles) in about an hour. It is a double-seated conveyance, very light, seems easily propelled by two persons (who sit facing one another), and goes at a rapid rate. If the experiment succeeds for some time, our rural runners will very soon anticipate the Government by providing themselves with velocipedes. – Scotsman.

Liverpool Mercury etc, May 19, 1869

 

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