Thursday, 4 December 2014

History Of Tricycle

A three-wheeled wheelchair was built in 1655 or 1680 by a disabled German man, Stephan Farffler, who wanted to be able to maintain his mobility. Since he was a watch-maker, he was able to create a vehicle that was powered by hand cranks.

In 1789, two French inventors developed a three wheeled vehicle, powered by pedals; They called it the tricycle.
19th century tricycle used in Iran

In 1818, British inventor Denis Johnson patented his approach to designing tricycles.[clarification needed] In 1876, James Starley developed the Coventry Lever Tricycle, which used two small wheels on the right side and a large drive wheel on the left side; power was supplied by hand levers. In 1877, Starley developed a new vehicle he called the Coventry Rotary, which was "one of the first rotary chain drive tricycles." Starley's inventions started a tricycling craze in Britain; by 1879, there were " twenty types of tricycles and multi-wheel cycles ... produced in Coventry, England, and by 1884, there were over 120 different models produced by 20 manufacturers." The first front steering tricycle was manufactured by The Leicester Safety Tricycle Company of Leicester, England in 1881 which was brought to the market in 1882 costing £18. They also developed a folding tricycle at the same time.Buy online Tricycle for handicapped at lowest price and cheap cost in India from wheelchair India online shopping store of Tricycle manufacturer, distributor, and supplier of variety of Tricycles at low price in India  for handicapped and disability product like  Disabled Tricycle  Deluxe Double Hand Drive, Tricycle Deluxe Single Hand Drive, Tricycle Standard Double Hand Drive, Tricycle Regular Single Hand Drive, Standard Single Hand Drive Tricycle,  along with that we offer huge discount.

Tricycles were used by riders who did not feel comfortable on the high wheeler s, such as women who wore long, flowing dresses. In the UK, upright tricycles are sometimes referred to as "barrows". Many trike enthusiasts ("trikes") in the UK belong to the Tricycle Association, formed in 1929. They participate in day rides, tours and time trials. Massed start racing of upright tricycles is limited to one or two criteriums such as in Bun-gay, Suffolk each year.

Human powered tricycles

A tricycle, often abbreviated to trike,is a three-wheeled vehicle, commonly human-powered.

Tricycles are used by children and adults alike for their stability versus a bicycle. In the United States and Canada, adult-sized tricycles are used by senior adults for recreation, shopping, and exercise. In Asia and Africa, tricycles called pedicabs are used to transport passengers; tricycles are also used to transport freight and make deliveries.

In the Philippines, a tricycle is a for hire, public utility vehicle consisting of a motorcycle and an attached passenger sidecar; it is not to be confused with the trisikad, an unmotorised, three-wheeled pedicabs also found in the country.

Human-powered trikes are powered by pedals or hand cranks. Motorized trikes can be powered by motorcycle engines, smaller automatic transmission scooter motors, or electric motors.
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