Wednesday, January 26, 2011
death and birth - t.i.c.h.
He never thought to patent his idea or cared to make any money from it. So as you can imagine, his idea was copied in 1846 by Gavin Dalzell. Dalzell blabbed about his invention so much over the next 50 years, that he is widely credited for it's invention. Kirkpatrick Macmillan was unaffected by his inventions popularity, preferring to spend his days quietly in the countryside.
Faber competed in a total of six TDF's, winning 19 stages as well as taking a victory in the 1913 Paris-Roubaix.
He met his untimely death during the first World War, shortly after receiving a letter that his wife had just given birth to his first child.