Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Ernest Michaux

From Graces Guide

Ernest Michaux was the son of Pierre Michaux.

  • 1861, according to his brother, Henry, one of Pierre's customers brought in a draisinne (hobby-horse) for repair; Pierre suggested fitting a cranked axle to the front wheel hub. Ernest implemented the change. As a result, Pierre and Ernest are thought of as the inventors of the bicycle with pedals.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • The Story of the Bicycle, John Woodforde, 1970.