First chain-driven safety bicycle

First chain-driven safety bicycle

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Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: First chain-driven 'Safety Bicycle' of 1874, illustrated in a 19th century English engraving. Watch and gunmakers in Birmingham and Coventry in England at the time moved easily to produce these, aided by machine tools of the day.

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Keywords: 1800s, 1874, 19th century bicycle, black-and-white, chain driven, early bicycle, england, engraving, first chain-driven, historical, history of science, land, monochrome, safety, technology, transport, transportation, uk, united kingdom

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