Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Transition from Horses

Trevithicks steam carriage, world’s first vehicle designed for carrying passengers.

"A steam carriage intended for passengers was built in England in 1803 by Richard Trevithick. A replica of it was built recently and has been touring Europe. It was basically a carriage stuck on top of a crude steam tractor, the passengers were a good height above the ground. It was also a commercial failure but had the distinction of being the first self powered land vehicle in the world designed to carry passengers." source

Note the steering mechanism. Pre-steering wheel!