Patent Model - Improvement in Velocipedes

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James E. Browne (b.1841, d.1904), Patentee
Production date
May 27 1879
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Brass, leather, wood
13 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7" (34.3 x 19.1 x 17.8cm)
Browne's patent was intended "to produce a simple and efficient mechanism, whereby a velocipede may be propelled and simultaneously steered by power exerted by the hands..." He also thought that the invention might be useful for sailing vessels. (Patent number: 215,876)
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