Andrew Lawson

Andrew Lawson, a postman of Craigivar, near Alford in Scotland, designed and built a steam tricycle between 1895 and 1897.

Obviously a man of considerable nous, he became a professional photographer and equipped his home with electric lighting using a water wheel to power a generator.

His steam tricycle was constructed with a wooden chassis and ran at fairs and parades for many years. He even used it, just the once, for his postal rounds.

Sources: Graces Guide; Grampian Transport Museum.

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