Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A "Better" Drive System? 1893 Illustration

Lovely Bike illustration from Cycling Monthly (1892)

This illustration from a bound volume of issues of Cycling Monthly is the colophon at the end of the book, advertising the services of the publisher. Cycling Monthly was a publication containing patent applications related to bicycles published in the 1890s.

The publisher provided this nice line drawing of a bike - note the unusual drive system for the bike with levers as part of the pedal system combined with the usual chain drive.

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