Hand-driven and Foot-steered Tricycle

Photo of TricycleIt seems a contrary way of doing things!

We believe this tricycle to be unique, although it may be copied from another. It dates from around 1850 and is thought to have been made by a man from Wootton Bassett, a town 10 miles to the east of Malmesbury. The saddle is not original, it has been replaced by a leather one at some point.

Years ago this tricycle was ridden in the Malmesbury Carnival celebrations.

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