19th Century velocipede, artwork

19th Century velocipede, artwork

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Caption: 19th Century velocipede. 1880 engraving of a velocipede from 1868. The velocipede also known as the dandy horse or laufmaschine (running machine), was a two-wheeled vehicle propelled by the riders feet. It was invented in 1818 by the German inventor Baron Karl Drais and was a forerunner to the bicycle and the beginning of mechanised personal transport.

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