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Old 03-27-13, 12:48 PM   #1
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William 'Windwagon' Thomas

was doing a little research on him and found this pic from brooklyn in the late 1800s.
not a true bike, BUT it definitely has alternate use of bike parts.
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Definately an alternate form of bicycle...Here in Kansas there is a "story" of another windwagon that put a sail on a Covered Wagon and 'sailed' the prarie...Those in the pic should be having fun...trying to keep that thing from tipping over.
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Definately an alternate form of bicycle...Here in Kansas there is a "story" of another windwagon that put a sail on a Covered Wagon and 'sailed' the prarie...Those in the pic should be having fun...trying to keep that thing from tipping over.
that was thomas. from news accounts the idea worked until he and his soon-to-be-ex-investors got going too fast and the wagon self destructed, with injuries.
he was going to have sail wagon trains for the westward expansion and, having just enough knowledge of sailing, i figured the main problem was that the prevailing wind is from the west and they'd spend most of their time tacking. they'd put on 20 times the miles. wonder whether he was a sailor?
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