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Replica pentacycle (1882, replica from c.1930)

The Pentacycle, a five-wheeled cycle also called a centre-cycle, was originally invented and patented by Edward Burstow, an architect from Horsham, Sussex, in 1882. Postal officials at Horsham tested these cycles for both postal and telegraph delivery work. Although the pentacycle did not prove popular elsewhere, the Horsham postal workers wrote a letter of appreciation to Mr Burstow, praising the pentacycle. This replica was made in the 1930s.

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