Child's Velocipede, 1876

Child's Velocipede, 1876

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George W. Marble, of Chicago, Illinois, received patent number 171,623 on December 28, 1875 for an "improvement in velocipedes." Half of his right was assigned to Adolph Shoeninger, also of Chicago. This small tricycle, constructed principally of wood, bears the above patent date, and is similar to the drawing accompanying the patent application. It was donated to the Smithsonian in 1930.
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Object Name
Tricycle, Child's
Other Terms
Tricycle, Child's; Road
date made
Associated Place
United States: Illinois
front wheel: 24 in; x 60.96 cm
rear wheels: 20 in; x 50.8 cm
ID Number
catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harold Allen
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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