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Gooch’s Walking Machine, 1842

In Uncategorized, walking machines on November 5, 2011 at 11:46 pm

“”. . . I had one of these machine in which I travelled 61 miles in a day, and was not more tired than I should have been in walking 20 miles. . . the pedestrian whilst walking, places himself inside the frame, leans forward on the two handles, and is assisted on his way by the motion of the machine, which carries him nine or ten feet at every stride. . . we can walk up a hill . . . at about four miles an hour, without much exertion; move on a level road at five miles per hour.”

fromThe Magazine of Science, Saturday, July 16, 1842, page 122

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