An illustration of a mast with a spencer-mast attachment.

Mast with Spencer-Mast Attachment

An illustration of a mast with a spencer-mast attachment.

This is a motorcycle, or a two wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycles are the most affordable form of motorised transport.

Seat and Carrier for Motorcycles

This is a motorcycle, or a two wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycles are the most affordable form of motorised…

An illustration of a man with an ox cart.

Man with Ox Cart

An illustration of a man with an ox cart.

An illustration of a pig driving a cart pulled by a donkey to the market.

Pig Driving Car Pull By Donkey

An illustration of a pig driving a cart pulled by a donkey to the market.

A drawing of the port of Buffalo, New York in 1813.

The Port of Buffalo in 1813

A drawing of the port of Buffalo, New York in 1813.

An illustration of an entry port with ships in a town.

Port with Ships in Town

An illustration of an entry port with ships in a town.

Griffith's Propeller, a common form of screw-propeller.

Griffith's Propeller

Griffith's Propeller, a common form of screw-propeller.

Thornycroft's propeller, a common form of screw propeller.

Thornycroft's propeller

Thornycroft's propeller, a common form of screw propeller.

An illustration of a group of men working on the railroad.

Railroad Workers

An illustration of a group of men working on the railroad.

An illustration of a rowboat.

Rowboat

An illustration of a rowboat.

A steam runabout, a light American automobile.

Runabout

A steam runabout, a light American automobile.

"A vessel with two or more masts, fore and aft rigged, whose main and fore sails are extended by gaffs and stretched out below by booms."—Finley, 1917

Schooner

"A vessel with two or more masts, fore and aft rigged, whose main and fore sails are extended by gaffs…

A flying machine invented by George Cayley. It is an early model of the helicopter.

Cayley's Aerial Screw

A flying machine invented by George Cayley. It is an early model of the helicopter.

A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person.

Sedan

A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person.

An illustration of a wind powered ship docked.

Ship Docked

An illustration of a wind powered ship docked.

An illustration of a pictorial banner with a ship near a castle on a cliff.

Ship Near Cliff with Castle Banner

An illustration of a pictorial banner with a ship near a castle on a cliff.

An illustration of a large wind powered ship.

Large Ship with Sails

An illustration of a large wind powered ship.

An illustration of a king looking over ships.

King Looking Over Ships

An illustration of a king looking over ships.

The sleigh is a form of vehicle with runners for sliding. This carriage is double bodied and drawn by ponies.

Sleigh

The sleigh is a form of vehicle with runners for sliding. This carriage is double bodied and drawn by…

An illustration of soldiers on horses.

Soldiers on Horses

An illustration of soldiers on horses.

An illustration of a stage coach tipping over.

Stage Coach Tipping Over

An illustration of a stage coach tipping over.

"Modes of travel in the West. An old stage-coach and prairie schooner." -Gordy, 1916

Stagecoach and Prairie Schooner

"Modes of travel in the West. An old stage-coach and prairie schooner." -Gordy, 1916

A stagecoach used during the eighteenth century.

An Eighteenth-Century Stagecoach

A stagecoach used during the eighteenth century.

An illustration of a stateroom on a ship with two bunk beds.

Stateroom with Bunk Beds

An illustration of a stateroom on a ship with two bunk beds.

An illustration of a horse-drawn street car. The first passenger services in the world were started by the Oystermouth Railway in Wales, using specially designed carriages on an existing tram line built for horse-drawn freight dandies. Fare-paying passengers were carried on a line between Oystermouth, Mumbles and Swansea docks from 1807. Other forms of public transit developed out of the early omnibus that first ran on public streets in the 1820s. These were local versions of the stagecoach lines, and picked up and dropped off passengers on a regular route, without the need to be pre-hired. Horsecars on tram lines were an improvement over the omnibus as the low rolling resistance of metal wheels on iron or steel rails, (usually grooved from 1852 on), allowed the animals to haul a greater load for a given effort than the omnibus. The horse-drawn streetcar combined the low cost, flexibility, and safety of animal power with the efficiency, smoothness, and all-weather capability of a rail right-of-way.

Street Car

An illustration of a horse-drawn street car. The first passenger services in the world were started…

An illustration of a street car.

Street Car

An illustration of a street car.

An early invention of the airplane, created by John Stringfellow in the mid-19th century.

Stringfellow's Flying Machine

An early invention of the airplane, created by John Stringfellow in the mid-19th century.

A tire is ring shaped, the earliest tires were bands of iron placed on wooden wheels which were used on carts and wagons. The tire would be heated in a forge fire, placed over the wheel and quenched.

Adjustable Tire

A tire is ring shaped, the earliest tires were bands of iron placed on wooden wheels which were used…

A typical gasoline touring car.

Touring Car

A typical gasoline touring car.

An illustration of a train.

Train

An illustration of a train.

A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track (permanent way) to transport freight or passengers from one place to another. The track usually consists of two rails.

Train

A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track (permanent way) to transport freight…

An illustration of a train.

Train

An illustration of a train.

An illustration of a man running towards a train station.

Man Running Towards Train Station

An illustration of a man running towards a train station.

An illustration of a steam train engine.

Steam Train

An illustration of a steam train engine.

A group of both adults and children traveling on a train in 1874.

Traveling by Train

A group of both adults and children traveling on a train in 1874.

A Russian field Transport Cart.

Transport Cart

A Russian field Transport Cart.

This is a portable loading trap vehicle on which heavy equipment can be stored and transported.

Portable Loading Trap

This is a portable loading trap vehicle on which heavy equipment can be stored and transported.

An illustration of a tug boat in fog.

Tugboat in Fog

An illustration of a tug boat in fog.

This illustration shows a V type motor with eight cylinders, fans, and many other parts: Gasoline Supply Pipe, Carburetor, Water Supply Connection, Centrifugal Pump, Intake Manifold Connection, Water Jacket Connection, Cylinder, Valve Rocker Arm, Manifold, Radiator Connection, and Magneto.

V Type Motor, with Eight Cylinders

This illustration shows a V type motor with eight cylinders, fans, and many other parts: Gasoline Supply…

A conveyance that transports people or objects.

Automotive Vehicle

A conveyance that transports people or objects.

A road vehicle like this one is a mechanical means of conveyance, a carriage or transport. Vehicles may be propelled or pulled by engines or animals including humans, for instance, a chariot, a stagecoach, a mule-drawn barge, an ox-cart or rickshaw. However, animals on their own, though used as a means of transport, are not called vehicles, but rather beasts of burden or draft animals. This distinction includes humans carrying another human, for example a child or a disabled person.

Road Vehicle

A road vehicle like this one is a mechanical means of conveyance, a carriage or transport. Vehicles…

A tricycle is a three wheeled vehicle, while tricycles are often associated with the small three wheeled vehicles used by pre school age children, they are also used by adults for a variety of purposes. in the United States and Canada, adult sized tricycles are used primarily by older persons for recreation, shopping, and exercise.

Three Wheeled Vehicle

A tricycle is a three wheeled vehicle, while tricycles are often associated with the small three wheeled…

"Wheel. a, felly; b, spoke; c, hub." -Whitney, 1911

Wheel Showing Parts

"Wheel. a, felly; b, spoke; c, hub." -Whitney, 1911

A wheel is a circular device that is capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation whilst supporting a load or performing labor in machines. Common examples are found in transport applications.

12 Spoke Vehicle Wheel

A wheel is a circular device that is capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation…

"Method of transporting a wounded person." — Richardson, 1906

Wounded Transportation

"Method of transporting a wounded person." — Richardson, 1906