MOTOCYCLES OF 1899
Articles from American Machinist Magazine
Reprinted by Lindsay Publications
The title is motocycles. NOT motoRcycles. In 1899 I guess the term “automobile” had not yet become universal. This is a fascinating collection of articles written for machinists when autos were brand new.
Here you get articles that reflect growing interest in horseless carriages. The first article reviews the Orient Electric, the Oakman-Hertel wagon, and the Tinkham two-cycle tricycle as seen at Madison Square Garden in January 1899. Then you get an in-depth look at the Piper & Tinker Steam Wagon.
Then you get a fascinating article about Sylvester Roper and his steam driven racing motorcycles, including some revealing drawings. Roper started building cycles just after the Civil War (late 1860’s), and didn’t start his last one until after his 73rd birthday!
The book (A5-format) is new, soft cover, 48 pages, English text.
ISBN : 1-55918-226-1