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29 June 1878: The nuisance of careless bicycling

Boneshaker bicycle, first produced in "'Boneshaker' refers to the extremely uncomfortable ride, which was caused by the stiff wrought-iron frame and wooden wheels surrounded by tires made of iron.

1850 wheelchair.  There is no way to look at this chair and not feel compassion for those who had to sit in it.

Invalid chair, Europe, Unlike modern wheelchairs that have four wheels, this chair has three: two large front wheels and one small rear wheel. This means the patient was unable to wheel the chair themselves.

French Velocipede or Child's Tricycle  France  c.1870  A 19th c. French velocipede or child’s toy tricycle featuring a body of carved wood with brushed steel faceplate and glass eyes, resting on spoke wheels with brass accoutrements and horse-hair tail.    A handsome objet d'art similar to the one depicted in Claude Monet's celebrated painting of his son, Jean Monet.

French Velocipede or Child's Tricycle

French Velocipede or Child's Tricycle France A c. French velocipede or child’s toy tricycle featuring a body of carved wood with brushed steel faceplate and glass eyes, resting on spoke wheels with brass accoutrements and horse-hair tail.

victorian couple on a tandem bicycle. c.1890s

Are they having fun? :) <> How'd you like to have to wear that lady's get-up when you jump on your bike? (vintage tandem bike, bicycle, whew) To those bike riding pioneers who worked the kinks out for us - hats off!

26.06.1819 Sykkelen ble patentert (Wikipedia) - Hobby Horse (draisine) by cstmweb, via Flickr

Laptop Sleeve - 1818 Denis Johnson Hobbyhorse velocipede, the forerunner to the pedaled bicycle. An historic artifact in the collection of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation.

Antique Metal High Wheel Tricycle With Chain and Wood Seat & Handlebar Grips

Antique Metal High Wheel Tricycle With Chain and Wood Seat & Handlebar Grips in Toys & Hobbies, Outdoor Toys & Structures, Ride-Ons & Tricycles,

The Hobby Horse Bicycle

Science and Transport Car Constructor - Hobby Horse, an early cycle without pedals

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