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The Dandy Chargers In 1817 Baron Karl von Drais created the Lauf-maschine (running machine) / Draisienne / Mechanical Horse, the first human powered land vehicle to mount a serious bid for public acceptance. Satirically named the Dandy Charger. Then in 1818 Dennis Johnson, a coachmaker, of London developed an improved model that he called the […]