Picture Of Thomas McCall On His Velocipede In 1869

Picture Of Thomas McCall On His Velocipede  In 1869

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Who invented the Bicycle?

After several thousand years of horseback riding, public transportation was changed forever with the invention of this few engineers. Find out how their designs came to life during the mid to late 19th century. Read more about who invented the bicycle.

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Thomas McCall

During first few years after first pedal-powered bicycles were created in France, inventors from all around the world tacked the problem of their power transfer. First man who managed to achieve rear-wheel drive on a bicycle was a Scottish cartwright Thomas McCall.

Olivier Brothers

Olivier Brothers were instrumental for being first businessmen who correctly identified the potential of bicycles. They organized first mass production of bicycles in France, which started transportation craze that soon managed to reach all four corners of the world.

John Boyd Dunlop

John Boyd Dunlop’s 1887 invention of first commercially viable pneumatic (pressurized) rubber tire managed to dramatically boost the popularity of bicycles, and quickly enabled rise of the car industry. Learn more about his life and inventions here.