Velocipede for Children Voltmer Original Patent Lithograph 1898

Velocipede for Children Voltmer Original Patent Lithograph 1898

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On this original linen-backed lithograph from 1898, Hermann Voltmer, a German Merchant, patented a velocipede for children. The object of the present invention is the construction of a velocipede with three wheels, which is not, as usual, set into action by the feet, but by the person who is using the vehicle continually altering his center of gravity, which has the effect of moving the seat or saddle and imparting to it a swinging movement by which the velocipede is moved on.

All patent lithographs sold by Maymont Group are 100% ORIGINAL.

These documents are NOT reproductions or posters (patent art).

These are the original lithographs found in books obtained from the Patent and Trademark Office directly.


In the 1800's and early 1900's, inventors would submit a detailed drawing of the invention and/or improvements to the patent and trademark office. Once received and if approved, the Patent office would then send a letter of confirmation to the inventor and begin to take that drawing and etch it into stone in order to create and print this linen-backed lithograph. These documents are the original hard copies that were created by the patent office's artists, and act as patent examiner reference material. With that being said, these are 100% original and are the only physical copies in existence.

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