Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/556116
Title:
Object in focus: The cargo bike
Authors:
Cox, Peter
Abstract:
Two images of carrier tricycles, built almost a century apart. The first is from a 1912 catalogue in the archives from the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The second is a Christiana Bike from a recent catalogue. At a glance, they appear to show remarkable continuity, even the longevity of a single technological artifact. But their histories tell hidden stories of social change, in shops and shopping, of counter-culture and alternative lifestyle, and of the convergence of environmental sustainability and economic efficiency in the 21st century.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Cox, Peter. (2015). Object in focus:The cargo bike. Viewpoint, 2015, 107
Publisher:
British Society for the History of Science
Journal:
Viewpoint
Publication Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/556116
Additional Links:
http://www.bshs.org.uk/publications/viewpoint
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's accepted version of an article published in Viewpoints and included with kind permission of the British Society for the History of Science. Illustrations courtesy of Deutsches Museum, Munich
ISSN:
1751-8261
Sponsors:
Picture research enabled by Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship, IAF-02014-016
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorCox, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-01T11:15:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-01T11:15:18Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.citationCox, Peter. (2015). Object in focus:The cargo bike. Viewpoint, 2015, 107en
dc.identifier.issn1751-8261en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/556116en
dc.descriptionThis is the author's accepted version of an article published in Viewpoints and included with kind permission of the British Society for the History of Science. Illustrations courtesy of Deutsches Museum, Munichen
dc.description.abstractTwo images of carrier tricycles, built almost a century apart. The first is from a 1912 catalogue in the archives from the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The second is a Christiana Bike from a recent catalogue. At a glance, they appear to show remarkable continuity, even the longevity of a single technological artifact. But their histories tell hidden stories of social change, in shops and shopping, of counter-culture and alternative lifestyle, and of the convergence of environmental sustainability and economic efficiency in the 21st century.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPicture research enabled by Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship, IAF-02014-016en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Society for the History of Scienceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bshs.org.uk/publications/viewpointen
dc.subjectcyclingen
dc.subjectcargo bikesen
dc.subjectbicycle historyen
dc.titleObject in focus: The cargo bikeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalViewpointen
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