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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treadmill

A treadmill is a device generally for walking or running or climbing while staying in the same ... Treadmills were invented in 1818 by an English engineer named Sir William Cubitt, son of a miller. Noting idle prisoners at Bury St Edmundsgaol, ...

www.lifefitness.com/blog/posts/the-history-of-the-treadmill

Mar 6, 2017 ... During the Victorian Era, British engineer William Cubitt invented the prison treadmill. Installed for hard labor, these treadmills were designed ...

bigthink.com/ideafeed/the-delightfully-curious-history-of-the-treadmill-exercise-machine-and-torture-device

'Back in the 1800s, the forerunner to the treadmill was invented so prison inmates could make themselves useful by turning a large paddlewheel by stepping on ...

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/secretlife/blogposts/retroscience-original-treadmill

Apr 25, 2014 ... If you consider a treadmill to be a form of punishment, you're not alone. In fact, the engineer who created the treadmill had the same idea in the ...

mentalfloss.com/article/12275/treadmill-originated-prisons

Jan 10, 2014 ... Exercising on a treadmill often feels like torture, and that's not exactly a .... History . How a Single Mom Created a Plastic Food-Storage Empire.

www.treadmillreviews.net/the-treadmill-a-history

A treadmill can be looked at as an exercise machine that allows the user to stay in one ... In a historical sense, treadmills were invented in order to try to reform ...

www.attendly.com/the-ancient-and-surprising-history-of-the-treadmill

Jul 3, 2015 ... The treadmill was not originally designed to be one of the greatest exercise .... The invention of the modern day treadmill has helped millions of ...

www.businessinsider.com/treadmills-torture-device-prisoners-treadwheel-victorian-britian-crime-prison-2017-4

Apr 13, 2017 ... Treadmills are inspired by a device called the treadwheel that was used to ... Sir William Cubitt invented the “everlasting staircase" in 1818.

www.medibank.com.au/livebetter/the-history-of-the-treadmill

Sep 30, 2013 ... No one knows for sure when the first treadmill was invented, but three basic types have been around since ye olde times. The most common ...