Victorian Inventions

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    Victorian inventions

  • velocipede

    The pedal-driven bicycle (known at the time as a 'velocipede') was invented by a Scotsman named Kirkpatrick Macmillan.
  • Penny Post

    Penny Post
    The Penny Post system started on 10th January 1840 whereby normal letters could be sent for one penny anywhere in the UK.
  • penny black

    penny black
    From the 6th May 1840, post could be prepaid with the first postage stamp, known as the Penny Black.
  • co-operative movement

    co-operative movement
    The first successful co-operative movement was called the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers and was founded in 1844. It sold quality goods at fair prices. Other people could join the Co-op, and at the end of each year profits were either shared out among the members or put back into the business