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1868. Meyer-Guilmet Bicycle. From 'Bartleet's Bicycle Book'.

1869 Andre Guilmet improved the design of the bicycle by locating the cranks between the wheels (instead of on the front wheel as on the velocipede) and driving the back wheel by a chain. The first example was built by Meyer[1]. Eugene Meyer?


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Sources of Information

  1. 'A History of Technology and Invention - Progress through the Ages - The Expansion of Mechanization: 1725-1860' Edited by Maurice Daumas, translated by Eileen B. Hennessy, Crown Publishers Inc. First published in France in 1968 as 'Histoire Générale des Techniques'
  2. Bartleet's Bicycle Book