Patent Model - Velocipede

Maker and role
Sern Watt (b.1859, d.1941), Patentee
Production date
May 21 1878
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Iron, steel, tin, zinc
3 x 4 x 9" (7.6 x 10.2 x 22.9cm)
Watt's invention "has reference to an improved velocipede of that class known as 'four-wheeled' or 'carriage' velocipedes, and which are operated by lever action, operated by hand, and guided by means of the feet; and the invention consists of a front axle, with stirrups for the feet, in connection with a compound-lever connection with the double crank of the rear axle. The hubs of the hind engage spring-pawls of the rear axle, to produce the revolving of the rear driving-wheels." (Patent Number 203,968)
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