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Rickett

The 1858 Rickett. (My thanks go to Kerry Croxton for sending in this photo.)

Rickett

Description

The Rickett was first produced in the UK in 1858. It was powered by a large steam engine that had pistons either side of the boiler that drove the huge rear steel wheels via chains to the rear axle.

Detailed Information
Detailed Description

The Rickett was first produced in the UK in 1858. It was powered by a large steam engine that had pistons either side of the boiler that drove the huge rear steel wheels via chains to the rear axle.

In 1860 a Rickett completed a 150 mile journey at an average speed of 12 mph.  Production ceased in 1865 with the introduction of the Highways Act that limited a vehicle’s speed to walking pace with a person in front of it waving a flag to warn other road users of its presence.

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Additional Information

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