Fantasy Footbike: a historic hack

Hacked Hobbyhorse

When Abraham Shteppe took a long look at his wife Vivian’s new Denis Johnson Hobbyhorse, the tinkerer in him came to the fore. It could not be that comfortable, he thought, and set about to do something about it, coming up with the device shown here, a marvel of comfort and simplicity, and not incidentally giving a new meaning to the word hack. (Illustration by Peter Hummers; original Hobby Horse image from Ian.wilkes)

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