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Bicycles and Tricycles in Theory and in Practice1

Nature volume 29, pages 478482 | Download Citation



WHEN I was honoured by the invitation to give this discourse on bicycles and tricycles, I felt that many might think the subject to be trivial, altogether unworthy of the attention of reasonable or scientific people, and totally unfit to be treated seriously before so highly cultured an audience as usually assembles in this Institution. On the other hand, I felt myself that this view was entirely a mistaken one, that the subject is one of real and growing importance, one of great scientific interest, and, above all, one of the most delightful to deal with that a lecturer could wish to have suggested to him.

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