June 15, 2020
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⟶ Updated 6 Sep 2017 ⟶
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Draisienne invented, a two wheeled vehicle people pushed with their feet, 1817
A bone-jarring machine called the velocipede or 'boneshaker' is invented.
High wheelers or Ordinary is invented. Bikes with gigantic wheels. First time 'bicycle' was used.
Pierre Lallement, a French carriage maker obtained a patent for a primitive bike with crank pedals
Adult tricycle invented and used by ladies with long skirts.
Pneumatic tire applied to a bike by Scottish veterinarian working in Ireland John Boyd Dunlop
Safety bike invented. Most similar to modern bikes, uses gears to achieve the same effect and speed as high wheelers. High wheelers lost popularity.
John Kemp Starley invented tangent spoke wheels making bike wheels stronger.
Bamboo bike manufactured
Internal hub gears invented by Sturmey Archer.
Internal hub gear used by bike manufacturers worldwide.
Simplex introduced the cable shifted derailleur.
Tullio Campagnolo introduced cable- operated, parallelogram derailleur.
Cogs added to rear gear cluster. Speed increases from 15 to 18, 21 and 24.
Rohloff Speedhub with 14 speed internal hub gearing system and 27 speed derailleur system invented.
Campagnolo introduces 10 cog rear cluster, allowing 30 speed bicycles.
First airbag installed for GM cars.
Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot built a steam powered military tractor for the French Army
Rober Anderson invented an electric car but it was too big and bulky. Scotland
Karl Friedrich Benz invented first gasoline automobile powered by internal combustion engine: four cycle Germany
Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimlerr and Willhelm Maybach invented a 4 wheeled gasoline four stroke engine known as Cannstatt-Daimler Germany
Charles Edgar Duryea and his brother Frank invented the first successful gasoline powered car. 4hp, two stroke motor. Set up first American car manufacturing company. USA
Michelin introduces first pneumatic car tire. A tire made from rubber.
Henry Ford opens Ford Motor Company
First 4 wheel brake system fitted into Scottish Argyll.
Police officer Lester Wire invents first electric traffic light.
Henry Ford implements first moving assembly line for cars.
The Delaware company invents flashing turn signals.
First diesel passenger car introduced. Mercedes- Benz 260-D
First seatbelth installed in Saab GT750 in Sweden
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