Michaux-Perreaux Steam Velocipede

Michaux-Perreaux Steam Velocipede

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Michaux-Perreaux steam velocipede was a steam powered velocipede made in France sometime from 1867 to 1871, when a small Louis-Guillaume Perreaux commercial steam engine was attached to a Pierre Michaux manufactured iron framed pedal bicycle. It is one of three motorcycles claimed to be the first motorcycle, along with the Roper steam velocipede of 1867 or 1868, and the internal combustion engine Daimler Reitwagen of 1885. Perreaux continued development of his steam cycle, and exhibited a tricycle version by 1884. The only Michaux-Perreaux steam velocipede made, on loan from the Mus e de l' le-de-France, Sceaux, was the first machine viewers saw upon entering the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda in The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition in New York in 1998.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135974181
  • 9786135974188