The Moulton Bicycle

  • John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman


The bicycle must be one of the most useful and serviceable of all machines. There are probably more than a hundred million bicycles in use throughout the world and they continue to be produced by the million annually. The extraordinary fact about this machine, however, is that although it had long been manufactured by large firms, it had not changed in basic design in the seventy years from the introduction of the ‘safety’ model. It was left to an independent inventor outside the industry to take up the challenge and introduce a novel design which has been widely accepted.


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    Discussion and correspondence with Mr. Alex Moulton.Google Scholar

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© John Jewkes, David Sawers and Richard Stillerman 1969

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  • John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman

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