Dog Propelled Carriage

Frenchman, Monsieur Huret invented a three-wheeled carriage propelled by dogs running in treadmills in the rear wheels in 1885.

Date:
      1885
Name(s):
      Monsieur Huret
Occupation:
      Inventor
Location:
      France


Additional Information:

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