Early electric tricycle, 1881

Early electric tricycle, 1881

C017/6924 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: BILDAGENTUR-ONLINE/TH FOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Early electric tricycle. 19th-century artwork of the electric tricycle developed in 1881 by English physicist and electrical engineeer William Edward Ayrton (1847-1908) and Irish engineer John Perry (1850-1920). Both were Fellows of the Royal Society and worked together on numerous projects. This was one of the first electric vehicles, and the first electric wheelchair. It was powered with ten lead batteries, and had a range of 16 to 40 kilometres, and a maximum speed of just over 14 kilometres per hour.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1881, 19th century, artwork, battery powered, black-and-white, blueprint, blueprints, britain, british, construction plan, cycle, early, electric, engineering, england, english, europe, european, fellow of the royal society, first, frs, historical, history, illustration, ireland, irish, john perry, monochrome, pioneering, plans, technological, technology, transport, transportation, tricycle, uk, united kingdom, vehicle, wheelchair, william edward ayrton

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.