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December 2016 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: US 1,324,342 A

Patented Dec. 9, 1919


Tom Dohoszuk


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"Gramma probably wouldn't have got run over if she was riding one of these

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This invention relates to improvements in vehicles of the pedal propelled type, and has as its special object the provision of a vehicle simulative of a bicycle and similarly operated whereby a rider may advance over the surface of ice or snow at a relatively high speed. A further object is to provide means whereby the tractional effect may be increased or diminished at will, permitting the vehicle to glide upon a downwardly inclined surface or the traction wheel may be used as a brake when desired.

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