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Holden's motor bicycle, 1897.

Holden's motor bicycle, 1897.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

This horizontal four cylinder direct drive motor bicycle was patented by General H C L Holden in 1896 and 1897. It was one of the first (and most noteworthy) attempts to produce a practical motor bicycle, after Daimler had patented and constructed the first petrol motor bicycle in 1885. The motor has four horizontal air-cooled cylinders placed two in line at each side and incorporated in the frame. The complete machine weighs 123 pounds and has a top speed of 25 mph.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10221347

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