Mikael Pedersen

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Just zis Guy, you know?, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. I'm helping Michael out with his school project on cycling (tracking
    down suitable web links and such) and came across a biography of
    Mikael Pedersen, inventor of the eponymous bicycle, which was so
    interesting I thought I should share it.

    http://www.dursley-pedersen.net/mp_inventor.shtml

    Apparently he was at one time very rich, based on his invention of a
    continuous cream centrifuge and other devices, and led a colourful
    life (much of it in Dursley in the Midlands) but was not shrewd
    financially so died destitute, buried in an unmarked Danish grave. He
    had no monument in Denmark despite the importance of his inventions,
    and the first memorial was raised by English cyclists in 1979. In
    1995 a fund was started to exhume his body and re-bury it in Dursley.

    Guy
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  2. "Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]>typed


    > I'm helping Michael out with his school project on cycling (tracking
    > down suitable web links and such) and came across a biography of
    > Mikael Pedersen, inventor of the eponymous bicycle, which was so
    > interesting I thought I should share it.


    > http://www.dursley-pedersen.net/mp_inventor.shtml


    > Apparently he was at one time very rich, based on his invention of a
    > continuous cream centrifuge and other devices, and led a colourful
    > life (much of it in Dursley in the Midlands) but was not shrewd
    > financially so died destitute, buried in an unmarked Danish grave. He
    > had no monument in Denmark despite the importance of his inventions,
    > and the first memorial was raised by English cyclists in 1979. In
    > 1995 a fund was started to exhume his body and re-bury it in Dursley.


    > Guy


    I have 'The Ingenious Mr Pedersen' somewhere as well as a 10-speed
    Pedersen replica bicycle, which I can't ride now.

    I believe the Veteran Cycle Club reburied him.

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