H. W. Libbey of Boston, Mass., was an inventor of the electric bicycle - Patent No. 547, 441 of the United States Patent Office. The application was filed October 9th, 1894.
The claim was for the combination of an electric battery and a motor secured by suitable means to a bicycle frame, and a longitudinal tube extending from the front to the rear fork, and forming a tank to hold exiting fluid for the battery. The bicycle portion of the contrivance, however, was perfectly impracticable.