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Name of Object:

Siever's patent pedestrian carriage for Ladies and Gentlemen

Location:

Paris, France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France

Date:

19th century

Type of object:

Print

Artists:

Williams

Museum Inventory Number:

RESERVE IF-11 (4)-FOL

Description:

Many different two-wheeled cycles, such as dandy horses and velocipedes, were invented in the early 19th century. Their underlying principle was the parallel use of feet and wheels to propel the vehicle forward. They quickly become very fashionable amongst the European upper classes, who saw them as a source of entertainment, as we can see from this English print. However, it was not until the 20th century, after many alterations (pedals, etc.) that the "bicycle" became a widespread mode of transport.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

RESERVE IF-11 (4)-FOL

Citation of this web page:

 "Siever's patent pedestrian carriage for Ladies and Gentlemen" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;37;en&id=cartoons_and_caricatures

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 037