Bédélia cycle cars from early in the last century.

Powered, and I use the term advisedly, by one of these:

Located in such a way as to provide the nearest thing to a heater you were going to get. Only for the passenger mind.

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Because the driver didn’t sit in this tandem design where you would expect

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There was method to this seeming madness because the driver could in this case keep an eye on the casualty.

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Here’s the single seat and cylinder one undressed. No, I haven’t a clue where the driver’s feet went. Note the friction dampers (the star shaped devices linked to the axles) and the wooden chassis.

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