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December 12, 2021

Bicycle Built for Two, 1934

This “bicycle built for two”, invented by Charles Nessom of St. Louis in 1934, allows two ordinary bicycles to be coupled together so that riders can sit side by side and enjoy the ride together.

This “bicycle built for two” is made up of two ordinary cycles joined together by a steel framework and universal joints, 1934. Note that riders may be at different levels.

The light steel framework contains universal joints, so the two front wheels can be steered as one. Cross chains at the rear may be loosened to allow the two riders to pedal together at different elevations without danger of tipping.

Coaster brakes allow the boy friend to do all the pedaling if he wishes, while his girl enjoys the scenery. If perchance a quarrel should develop, the bicycles may be separated in a minute, and no one will have to “walk home from the buggy ride.”

The inventor claims the device represents the first practical improvement on the twin bicycle in forty years.


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