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" It has the driving-wheel in front, with the direct action of the reel pedals, but the wheel is placed much nearer to the rear wheels than any of the tricycles yet made. This gives the rider a more complete control over the motion and action of the machine,... "
Velocipedes, bicycles, and tricycles: how to make and how to use them - Page 66
by Velox (pseud.) - 1869
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Velocipedes, Bicycles, & Tricycles: How to Make & how to Use Them. With a ...

"Velox" (pseud.) - 1869 - 127 pages
...TRICYCLE. of the reel pedals, but the wheel is placed much nearer to the rear wheels than any of !. the tricycles yet made. This gives the rider a more...where the forked braces unite, a brake-shoe or pad. Tho weight on the driving-wheel and part of th:.t of the rider are sustained by a spiral spring, as...
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The velocipede, its past, its present & its future, by J.F.B.

Joseph Firth Bottomley - 1869
...tricycles, we subjoin a diagram of it, (fig. 15), and the following description from an American paper. " From the axle of the hind wheel rises a bow-shaped...or pipe, terminating in a forked brace in which the driving wheel turns, and having direflly over the wheel's rim, where the forked braces unite, a break-shoe...
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ROUTLEDGE'S EVERY BOY'S ANNUAL

EDMUND ROUTLEDGE - 1870
...direct action of the reel pedals, but the wheel is placed much nearer to the rear wheels than any of the tricycles yet made. This gives the rider a more...or pad. The weight on the driving-wheel and part of that of the rider are sustained by a spiral spring, as seen in the woodcut, which serves as a buffer...
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Routledge's Every Boy's Annual

Children's literature - 1870
...the , . VELOCIPEDES. reel pedals, but the wheel is placed much nearer to the rear wheels than. any of the tricycles yet made. This gives the rider a more...braces unite, a brake-shoe or pad. The weight on the driving- wheel and part of that of the rider are sustained by a spiral spring, as seen in the woodcut,...
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