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Velocipedes, bicycles, and tricycles: how to make and how to use them - Page 36
by Velox (pseud.) - 1869
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 125

1819
...the hand M direct the route. The swiltness with which a person, well practised, can travel, is almon beyond belief; eight, nine, and even ten miles, may,...it is asserted, be passed over within the hour, on gnod level ground. The machine, it is conjectured, will answer well for messengers, and even for long...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 89, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1819
...before, on which the arms are laid, and ill front of which is a little guiding pole, which is held in the hand to direct the route. The swiftness with which a person, well practised, can trax'el, is almost beyond belief; eight, nine, and even len miles, may, it is asserted, be passed over...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 83

English literature - 1819
...placed before, on which the arms are laid, and in front of which is a little guiding pole, which is held in the hand to direct the route. The swiftness with which a person well practised call travel is almost beyond belief; eight, nine, and «ven ten miles may, it is asserted, be passed...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 89, Part 1

Edward Cave, John Nichols - Literature - 1819
...bifore, on which Ihe arms are laid, and in front of which is a little guiding pole, which is held iu the hand to direct the route. The swiftness with which a person, well practised, con travel, is almost beyond belief; eight, nine, and even ten miles, may, it is asserted, be passed...
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Transactions of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, Volume 13

Royal Scottish Society of Arts - Industrial arts - 1891
...contributor waxes very enthusiastic over the hobby-horse of the Baron, of which he writes thus : " The swiftness with which a person well practised can travel is almost beyond belief; 8, 9, or even 10 miles may be passed over within an hour on good level ground. The inventor, Baron...
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Bicycles & tricycles: an elementary treatise on their design and ...

Archibald Sharp - Bicycles - 1896 - 536 pages
...which the arms are laid, and in front of which is a little guiding pole, which is held in the ha<1d to direct the route. The swiftness with which a person...well practised can travel is almost beyond belief, 8, 9, and even 10 miles may, it is asserted, be passed over within the hour on good level ground."...
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Bicycles & Tricycles: An Elementary Treatise on Their Design and ...

Archibald Sharp - Bicycles - 1896 - 536 pages
...which the arms are laid, and in front of which is a little guiding pole, which is held in the ha,,d to direct the route. The swiftness with which a person...well practised can travel is almost beyond belief, 8, 9, and even 10 miles may, it is asserted, be passed over within the hour on good level ground."...
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Norfolk Annals: A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the ..., Volume 1

Norfolk (England) - 1901
...placed before on which the anus are laid, and in front of which is a little guiding pole, which is held in the hand to direct the route. The swiftness with which a person can travel is almost beyond belief — eight, nine, or even ten miles an hour may be done on good level...
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The Collector, Containing Articles and Illustrations, Reprinted ..., Volume 3

1907
...history. In 1819 you are told of the wonderful invention of a " pedestrian's hobby-horse," and hear that " the swiftness with which a person well practised can travel is almost beyond belief ; eight, nine, or even ten miles can be passed over within an hour. The price is from £8 to £10." The Repository...
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Bicycles & Tricycles: A Classic Treatise on Their Design and Construction

Archibald Sharp - Antiques & Collectibles - 1896 - 536 pages
...placed before, on which the arms are laid, and in front of which is a little guiding pole, which is held in the hand to direct the route. The swiftness with...well practised can travel is almost beyond belief, 8, 9, and even 10 miles may, it is asserted, be passed over within the hour on good level ground.'...
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