Parkyns-Bateman
1881

Steam engined tricycle


The Parkyns-Bateman included a  two cylinder double-acting steam engine in a Cheylesmore pedal tricycle. The boiler was heated by a petroleum burner, making it the first petrol fueled vehicle. Many orders were placed for this vehicle at the annual Stanley Bicycle show in London, England, British law at the time however made it virtually illegal for such vehicles to use public roads so development stalled.


 


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