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Baron Karl Von Drais Gallery

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Choose from 7 pictures in our Baron Karl Von Drais collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Johnsons Pedestrian Hobby-Horse Riding School at 377, Strand, 1819, (1912)
Johnsons Pedestrian Hobby-Horse Riding School at 377, Strand, 1819, (1912)
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The Military Accelerator - Particularly Recommended to Cavalry Officers, c1820
The Military Accelerator - Particularly Recommended to Cavalry Officers, c1820
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Six early forms of bicycle, c1870
Six early forms of bicycle, c1870
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Draisienne or velocipede shown replacing horses in the French post service, 1818
Draisienne or velocipede shown replacing horses in the French post service, 1818
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The dandy horse, c1818
The dandy horse, c1818
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Lewis Gompertzs improvement on Baron von Draiss bicycle, 1821
Lewis Gompertzs improvement on Baron von Draiss bicycle, 1821
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Primitive bicycle, a form of dandy horse, c1818
Primitive bicycle, a form of dandy horse, c1818
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The Military Accelerator - Particularly Recommended to Cavalry Officers, c1820 Featured Print

The Military Accelerator - Particularly Recommended to Cavalry Officers, c1820

The Military Accelerator - Particularly Recommended to Cavalry Officers, c1820. Cartoon showing a suggested use for the Hobby-Horse or Dandy-Horse which was introduced into the British Isles in 1818. Invented by Baron von Drais in France in 1817, it was a forerunner of the bicycle. The Dandy Horse had no pedals or brakes, but was propelled by the rider pushing on the ground with his feet, and dragging the feet to slow the machine. It was introduced to England by Denis Johnson, a coachmaker of Long Acre, London, who described it as a pedestrian curricle'. Johnson started a school where prospective purchasers could learn how to ride the machine, and in 1819 fashionable London society was briefly gripped by a craze for riding a Dandy Horse

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