Velocipede / 自転車のルーツ

May 11, 2009

1 October 1983, France
Pierre and Ernest Michaux’s Bicycle
design and engrave: J. Delpech

Issued for centenary of death of Pierre Michaux, who is regarded to be father of pedal-driven bicycle, together with his son Ernest.  Around the same time, Frenchman Pierre Lallement and Scotish Kirkpatrick Macmillan had invented simillar mechanism – Velocipede.  After this era, bicycle was developed to  ‘Ordinary’, which has large front wheel to reduce pedaling speed.



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