Velocipede - Calvin Witty 1868 This Machine was built upon the original Lallement patent of 1866 in New York City by Calvin Witty, a carriage maker in N.Y.C.. Witty, for a time, owned the Lallement patent – a patent for the application of offset cranks to a Velocipedes front wheel. This frame design is known as the Serpentine Style.
This particular boneshaker is one of two known survivors and has the Nov 20, 1866 Lallement patent stamp with the license number 434 . It is one of the earliest American examples of a velocipede .