Monos Wheels Monowheels, Dynasphère

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The Christie wheel under construction – 1923
Monocycle Patent Artwork 1894 – Nikki Marie Smith

the engines appear recurrently, mono wheels also will evolve. They will be very many. Gender diversity will now close, sometimes far from the current models.




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we can clearly see that the sphere in question is actually a wheel, huge and Central, wherein are placed passengers. Dr Purves has developed several models with various improvements and combinations : car, for two people, and even a project for five users ! The engines were sometimes electric, or more often thermal, with a motor placed in front of the driver. One of the specificities of this machine is its somewhat oscillating stability.


A rare and little video of the time in order to see what can be a trip to DYNASPHERE
Demonstration in 1932.



The Dynasphere on Brean Sands The inventor's son is in command.


A wheel, giantess ! centrifugal force, and that's how this thing there was devised to 1930.


A unique and mythical vehicle ! a first approach to the single wheel motor invented by Alfred E. From Harlingue to 1912


But this is probably the machine Garavaglia which is the ancestor of all the equipment :
it was presented at the exhibition in Milan 1904. These wonderful rolling crazy in their strange machines.


A version of a man in the Dynasphere.

One was supplied with electricity, probably using lead acid batteries.

Image courtesy of David & Peter Hastings.
Dr JH Purves, inventor, with a model Dynosphere. Note the enclosed cab.

Dr Purves said that the use of a wheel instead of four gave a great energy saving. That seems very doubtful. Dr John Purvis had established the West of England Electricity Company, so it probably was not a solitary eccentric. Future versions were designed to be controlled using machines to move the car from side, by tilting the wheel.


Dynasphere on the cover of Popular Science, May 1932.



An American Mono-Trace 1897. This is the design of Vernon D Mono-Trace, Virginia. It consists of something like a normal bicycle mounted inside the Ferris wheel. This image was published in the French journal La Nature 1897. He said: “inventor says his unicycle is absolutely stable, and can be easily controlled by a simple tilt of the body to the left or right”.



The Monowheel was invented by a Swiss engineer named Gerdes
(photo) in the early 1920.


Monowheel, 1933. Walter Nilsson inside the wheel

Un Mono – track is a vehicle with a single track wheel like a unicycle. However, instead of remaining above the wheel, the rider is either to’ inside or beside him. The wheel is a ring, usually driven by smaller wheels pressing against its inner edge. Most are single passenger vehicles, although the multi-passenger models were built. Hand-cranked and monowheels pedals were built in the late 19th century; most built in the 20th century were motorized. Some modern manufacturers refer to these vehicles like unicycles , although the term is sometimes used to describe motorized unicycles. Today, monowheels are usually built and used for fun and entertainment, but from years 1860 until the years 1930, they have been proposed for use as a serious transportation.



Mono-trace (1931)


Years 1920 at 1930 saw the development of the first motorized unicycles. The trade press reported these inventions . In 1931, in France, a Swiss engineer built a much smaller craft. The Motoruota was the most sustainable model Monowheel of his time. Right here, in 1931, with a Swiss customer, M. Gerdes in Arles, France en route to Spain. Un Mono – track is a vehicle with a single track wheel like a unicycle. However, instead of remaining above the wheel, the rider is either to’ inside or beside him. The wheel is a ring, usually driven by smaller wheels pressing against its inner edge. Most are single passenger vehicles, although the multi-passenger models were built.


Hand-cranked and monowheels pedals were built in the late 19th century; most built in the 20th century were motorized. Some modern manufacturers refer to these vehicles like unicycles , although the term is sometimes used to describe motorized unicycles. Today, monowheels are usually built and used for fun and entertainment, but from years 1860 until the years 1930, they have been proposed for use as a serious transportation.

Vintage Mono-Trace



Mono-Trace : Inspired by Ben Wilson

Technik Museum Sinsheim

Modern Steam Monobike 1896. by Stefano Marchetti


Modern Steam Monobike 1896. by Stefano Marchetti



Surviving parts of a vehicle wheel Taylor – Hemmings Auto Blog photo



The tanks of the extreme !

Even for devices clearly intended to kill, one can not help laughing or smiling when you see some of the absolutely extreme tanks concepts that are sometimes out of the brains of some military engineers. Source : Dark Roasted Blend.

The magazine Motorcycle 1927. The friction drive wheel can be seen behind the heel.



From a small child – probably 3 or 4 years. The child stands on a wheel and smiles at the camera.


Dicycles and Diwheels on water and land both fast and slow. In 1947, the Diwheel Vereycken was patented in Belgium. It is distinguished by the fact of using twin wheels, integral with one another, for stability.


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Alfred E. D’Harlingue 1917



On the Harlingue Monowheel A diagram of a rather different version,
clearly drawing from patent.



Dyno-Wheel Drive New Motor Bus


The engine Marco Furlanetto and Sidecar

Gothic Bike





Stuntman Jumpin’ Joe Gerlach in his personalized Monowheel, c. years 1970


Motorized Wheel Surf

Wheelsurf Monowheel manufactured in the Netherlands


Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas, 2005 - Installation of two extracts, the vehicle Tsmeu-6 General Grievous, enemy of the Jedi, that confronts Obi-Wan Kenobi.







Most of the transportation will take only a few kilometers from home to work, but they will do just fine for a walk in a city park or moving around the office. In all cases, they have the unusual air and for that alone deserves your attention. Ecological and fun, this is an amphibious bicycle prototype that should be a hit in its marketing.


Designed to travel on both road and on the water, Di-Cycle may soon invade the bike paths and channels.

Bonus

Tarso Marques Concept

TMC Dumont


Tmc Dumont is coming
Official launch of the book that we just finished, and was shipped to the United States where we process the world championship.
I am extremely proud of my team, our sponsors and collaborators, were over 40 people involved in this project and thanks to this incredible team j & rsquo; was able to realize the dream of this project that I & rsquo; have in my head for over 15 years.



Monowheel

MonoWheel Harley Davidson


 

Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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