These were unusual, kite propelled carriages invented by Bristol schoolmaster and uncle to the future champion cricketer W G Grace. They were said to have been to avoid paying road tolls, but they were also a means of saving energy. But they failed to catch on as they were dependent on the wind, so if it stopped, so did they. There was a suggestion that horses could be carried on the back in case of this, in which case the whole point of the invention was pretty much annulled. There were also problems of them being caught in trees and with each other. They look like a lot of fun.
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