A brief history of scooters

While electric scooters are brand new did you know that both kick scooters and motorized scooters existed over one hundred years ago? Scooter like devices such as the dandy-horse have existed since 1818 when they were patented in Germany as a "walking machine." These devices kept their large wheels and evolved into bicycl...
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The feminist origin of scooters

When the first motorized scooters appeared in 1916 they were a favorite of progressive women who appreciated their convenience and fashion compatibility. Pictured here is the “Autoped Girl” on the cover of Puck Magazine in November 1916, a reference to the first Autoped scooter brand. Pictured next is Florence Norman, a British su...
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