Velocipede - French vélocipède, from Latin velox (“swift”) + pes (“foot”)
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Tongue and Bladon's "Light of the Road" Hub Lamp 1881


Tongue & Bladon's "Light of the Road" hub lamp for an Ordinary bicycle was one of the earliest and more successful lights for bicycles. It was distributed by Thomas Smith & Sons, Sattley Mill, Birmingham,England. This lamp dates to 1881. The ad is from Charles Spencer's Bicycle Road Book 1881.