1905 Alldays ‘Standard’ Carrier Tricycle. The industrial tricycle was developed in England in the 1870s. It was commonly used by grocers, bakers, druggists and other tradesmen. By 1939, in London, there were 4,000 ice cream tricycles. Delivery tricycles are still used all over the world, but especially in Asia where they can carry loads of up to 1,000 pounds.