Awheel on Land & Water

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AWHEEL on LAND & WATER

‘Swash!’ The craft took the water like a miniature liner being launched, the fore parts of the floats rising gallantly above the wavelets made by the wind, the bicycle-boat forging steadily ahead under the impetus given by the tiny screw. …Motorists hurrying along the Portsmouth Road stopped their cars, and our cyclist-sailor was soon the centre of a crowd anxious to witness some further demonstrations, which he good-humouredly gave.

– Cycling Magazine, 18th June, 1914

Mr. H.G. Belbin was an inventor who designed various applications for bicycles. On another page you can see his pedal-aeroplane.

Here is his Road-and-River-Cycle.

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1888 VELOCIPEDE-BOAT

Well, there’s nothing new under the sun, as they say. It appears that a patent existed as early as 1888 for a bicycle-powered boat, submitted by F.J. and W.H. Ross.

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1889 JORGENSEN WATER BICYCLE