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The Evolution of the Bicycle more
This late Victorian illustration shows eleven different designs of bicycle along with cross-sections of three kinds of tyre.
1820: The hobby horse;
Macmillan’s crank bicycle;
1867: First bicycle illustrated in England;
1879: The Dicycle (“Otto Safey”);
1870 The Boneshaker;
1878: Lawson’s Patent Safety;
1887: A Humber Safety;
1877: First modern level tricycle;
1883: The “Ordinary” 54 in wheel and rider’s costume;
1905: [“modern’ bicycle];
1905: The motor bicycle.
The three bicycle tyre cross-sections are marked, from smallest to largest, solid, cushion (which is essentially just a thick-walled tube) and air tube.