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Stephan Farffler
German inventor

Stephan Farffler

Stephan Farffler
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Intro German inventor
Was Watchmaker Inventor
From Germany
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 12 November 1633, Altdorf bei Nürnberg, Germany
Death 24 October 1689, Nuremberg, Germany (aged 55 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Stephan Farffler
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Biography

Stephan Farffler (1633 – October 24, 1689), sometimes spelled Stephan Farfler, was a German watchmaker of the seventeenth century whose invention of a manumotive carriage in 1655 is widely considered to have been the first self-propelled wheelchair. The three-wheeled device is also believed to have been a precursor to the modern-day tricycle and bicycle.

Farffler, who was either a paraplegic or an amputee, also created a device for turning an hourglass at regular intervals and added chimes to the clocktower of Altdorf bei Nürnberg.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 07 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://archive.li/KoCWB
http://www.retropedalcars.com/tricycle_history1.htm
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1011978032
https://viaf.org/viaf/171031763
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/171031763
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