Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,661 pages of information and 235,200 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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1844 July 8th. Born

1869 In Paris he patented a system using individually adjustable spokes in a wheel. He produced cycles weighing forty-four pounds, at that time some twenty-five pounds lighter than other available machines. Because this weight reduction enabled the building of machines with larger front wheels and therefore more suitable gearing, he is considered by some to the the 'father' of the bicycle.


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