Samuel Goss’s Musical Bicycle 1899

Samuel Goss’s Musical Bicycle 1899

If Samuel Goss, the inventor of this musical bicycle from 1899, could have traveled forward in time he would have fit right in at Maker Faire!

My invention relates to bicycles, and has for its object to provide a combined bicycle and musical instrument whereby the rider when so disposed may treat himself and others in his immediate neighborhood to a musical accompaniment as he rides along.

10 thoughts on “Samuel Goss’s Musical Bicycle 1899

  1. Foster says:

    When will they be available for purchase?

  2. Cyclelicious » Bike Powered Music Box says:

    […] Via Make. […]

  3. Tané Tachyon says:

    That made me think of this 1963 clip of Frank Zappa playing bicycles on the Steve Allen show:

  4. Sjekk ut: This surprisingly lovely music is made with only a bike | Økoko says:

    […] : According to Johnnyrandom the first musical bicycle may have been invented as early as 1899. […]

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Mark Frauenfelder is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Make: magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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