The Bicycle Gets a Motor

The December ’55 issue of ABM magazine was a 75th anniversary issue that contains a lot of reprints of old ads from the 1880′s up to current (1955). It also featured this great article about the history of motor attachments for bicycles. There is a photo of a steam powered hi-wheel bicycle, plus reprints of old ads for the Smith Motor Wheel as well as the Johnson Motor Wheel.


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Steam engine on a hi-wheel bicycle.


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Smith Motor Wheel and Johnson Motor Wheel.


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