Vol. 2 - July - No. 36Cynophere
Invented by M. Huret, of Paris, France, and patented in the United States, December 14, 1875.
A marvel of potential modern transportation, the Cynophere consists of two large wheels, between which is a comfortable seat and rest for the feet. In front is a small guide wheel, the direction being controlled at will by a rod held in the right hand, while at the left is a brake by which the speed is regulated. Power is furnished by a dog within each of the side wheels, and so light is the draft that it is no more exertion for the dogs to run upon the treadway of the wheel than it is for them to go at the same speed at their own pleasure. The French Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to whom the subject was submitted by the inventor, unanimously endorsed the system.
The vehicle is light and graceful in its mechanism, and can be used by ladies and children, as well as gentlemen without the slightest danger, discomfort or exertion. For pleasure purposes it is unsurpassed, and when fully introduced to the American public is destined to achieve a popularity far greater than that of the sometimes appreciated, velocipede, while the moderate expense will bring it within the easy reach of all.
The Cynophere has yet to catch on, but with energy conscious transportation becoming more and more popular, the great possibilities of the Cynophere still remain for those willing to go where, and how, others fear to go.
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