1896 Chanute Biplane Glider (Model)

Octave Chanute, the foremost aeronautical publicist during the 1890s and early 1900s, encouraged and supported the Wright brothers and many other aviation pioneers.

1898 ca. Bronson wagon

J.B. Brewster patented the suspension system used on this carriage in 1873. It employs a spring over each axle with resilient wooden bars running front-to-back connecting them.

1898 ca. Nichols Ladies Safety

William Nichols of Waltham, MA, built this safety bicycle just before the end of the 19th century. Its dropped top tube frame design was specifically for skirted female riders, and its pneumatic tires gave a comfortable ride.

1898 ca. Singer Dual Propulsion Tricycle

Initially introduced prior to safety bicycles, the adult tricycle offered not only freedom of movement and independence to the individual, but also dignity and safety to those not inclinced to ride the high wheelers.

1898 Leon Bollee Tri-Car

Léon Bollée (1870-1913) was the first person in France to build small gasoline powered vehicles, beginning in 1895.

1899 Brewster side bar runabout

J.B. Brewster patented the suspension system used on this carriage in 1873. It employs a spring over each axle with durable wooden bars running fore and aft between them.

1900 Brewster Bronson wagon

The popularity of the "original" Bronson Wagon encouraged the Brewster Co. to prevail upon Frederick Bronson to allow the company to reproduce the wagon designed by him around 1898.

1900 ca. Clark Bi-Wing Ornithopter (Original)

Ornithopters were designed to fly by flapping their wings like birds, an idea as old as time. James W. Clark of Bridgewater, Pennsylvania - clockmaker, bicycle repairman, and inventor - reportedly tested this machine between 1900 and 1910.

1900 ca. Hansom cab

Patented in 1834 by the English architect Joseph Hansom, this type of vehicle quickly gained acceptance as a public cab. Hansom's original was redesigned a number of times.