Well, alright, so they were brand new around 1905 or so. My character Miss Livingstone undoubtedly would have tried these if she could get her hands…or feet…on some. First thing I wondered is, ‘Where the heck are the brakes?” But I would have tried them too.
Researching characters is such fun. You never know what you’ll find. Mostly I’ve learned that the early 1900’s were absolutely amazing and full of invention and adventure. I’ve captured as much as I could – with some invention of my own – in The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone. Available on Amazon – and 4 more books in the series to come!
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