1817

The first invention of transport making use of two wheels arranged consecutively, and thus the archetype of the bicycle was named as a draisine, the eponymous term is derived from German Baron Karl Drais. A term draisine is also used to describe a light human-powered rail vehicle for the maintenance of railway infrastructure and for touristic purposes. In conclusion, draisine is the word that connects two greatest inventions in the world, the railway and the bicycle.