French Steam Horse “Cheval Vapeur” – Model (French)
This French model, attributed to Alain Gillier, looks as if it is a working model, with the steam boiler in the cart, and a flexible tube leading to the engine mounted in the body. You can see the flywheel in the shadows. The linkages are similar to other Mechanical Horses in this blog.
I have seen references to several Steam Horses (Cheval Vapeur) being in France around 1875. Any further information most welcomed.
The model was seen at the International Miniature Museum in Lyon, France.