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I don't know if this is the first, but it is certainly an early tandem bike. This is a conversion kit, for making a regular bike into a tandem. This kit was patented in 1894.
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Nice one - but not the first tandem. The OED says:
1884 Daily News 19 Sept. 3/3 Cycling on a ‘tandem’ in Norway. When our tandem was placed upon the pier, we were surrounded by an eager crowd.
1888 Encycl. Brit. XXIII. 560/1 For nearly every make of single tricycle there is a corresponding tandem.
Trevor ApSimon |
March 27, 2011 at 01:44 PM
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