When were bicycle training wheels invented?
I don't know this to be a fact. I was told My uncle Kenneth
Grillot invented the training wheel. He worked for Huffy Bikes. His
idea was adopted by Huffy and my uncle didn't get any credit for
Actually, my dad, Fred Abel, invented training wheels, for Huffy
Bikes in Dayton, Ohio. The patent is in his name. Dad was Vice
President -- Chief Engineer for The Huffman Manufacturing
I would say around 1950.
Actually Theodore Sampson created Training Wheels for a Girl that
had Polio - With Aluminum Braces she could not ride her Bicycle. Mr
Sampson created Structs with Wheels to attach to her Bicycle. This
happen about 1950..
Mr Theodore Sampson was in charge of the Automotive Shop at
Central State University Wilberforce Ohio 15-20 Miles from Dayton
Ohio - It was known that a man visiting Central State University
saw the Girl and her Bicycle with the Structs with Wheels - Made a
rough Stretch and obviously took it to Huffman Manufacturing
Manufacturer of Huffy Bicycles. Mr Sampson never received credit
for Training Wheels..
I first heard this story when my father went to brorrow a wrench
from Mr Sampson to remove my Training Wheels probably around 1957
+/- 1 Year - All the men at the Shop Echoed this Story - As a Kid I
would hang-out at Mr Sampson's Shop - He Taught me how to put my
Chain back on the Spocket - How to Patch my Inter-Tube, etc --