Monday, October 26, 2009

Grandpa Patents a Bike?

A rider on the DC-Rand list who works at the National Archives shared this image of a velocipede patented on this day in 1869. Looks like they hadn't quite figured out the chain thing yet. Click on the image for a larger view. Notice the last name. No relation that I'm aware of.

The posting drew this response from another DC-Rand rider: "Back to the Future!"


jle said...

Nice diagram! From the previous day's offering, can you find the reference to a "Brevet Board"?

Phil Creel said...

That looks like Kirkpatrick McMillan's design from the 1840's? Woody Graham and I visited his grave last week. I'll send pics when we get back to the states. We just finished an End to End Ride by the way.


Phil Creel