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Posted 4 years ago

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electobacco
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I am not sure when this picture/print was actually made, but it is interesting none the less. A gas powered tricycle. Pretty cool stuff. And look how the dude is dressed. How fashion has changed. Yet in some ways has stayed the same. I thought some of you would appreciate this and thank you for looking my friends! : )

P.S. Has anyone ever seen one of these on American Pickers or anywhere else? It doesn't seem to me that many of these were made or that many, if any, withstood the test of time.....

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  1. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you VikingFan. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods....
  2. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    I appreciate and thank you both for liking this post ttomtucker and Stihl....
  3. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you jojomang. Wishing you nothing but the best! : )
  4. Nancy Salisbury, 4 years ago
    I wonder if something like that would be street legal today ?
  5. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Nancy only with a nitrous system.... ; )
  6. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel! Have a great evening my friend....
  7. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Has anyone ever seen one of these at a museum or in someones collection?
  8. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    electobacco if I had one I would be rich! To answer your question, no I haven't but I will keep my eyes open from now on.
  9. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you JTeachout. Have a great evening....
  10. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you again Argentina. It is much appreciated! : )
  11. DMK678 DMK678, 4 years ago
    I Like It- Yes, The Change In Dress ,The Ingenuity, The Photo ,The Site, The Learning, The Sharing, The....The The....
    The -Thank You For Sharing
  12. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you again DMK678! You are welcome. It is great to have you around.... : )
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    That was ahead of it's time, check it out

    http://www.thunderpress.net/Articles/V-twin_lifestyle_features/2009/01/Internal_Combustion_Eng/

    &

    http://www.3wheelers.com/butler.html
  14. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Where or how did you acquire the image?
  15. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    Maybe this is where they got the idea for power wheel chairs.

    Thanks for sharing.
  16. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    fhrjr2, walksoftly, brat, and mrmajestic thank you so much for the love once again my friends!! : )
  17. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    walksoftly awesome post and information. I will need to thoroughly comb through the links. The image was on a sheet of paper with a bunch of my Mom and Dads old stuff. Not sure if it was from an old magazine or what. Very well could be the start of wheelchairs as we know it today fjrjr2. Thank you as well for the comment.
  18. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    The Petrol-Cycle was on the front page of the February 14, 1891 edition of the Scientific American as stated in the first link. To think what this guy could have accomplished if not for the British laws at the time.
    " At the time the maximum speed was 2 mph in the city and 4 mph in the country side. In addition each vehicle had to be attended by 3 people of which one had to walk in front of the vehicle waving a red flag (The 1865 Red Flag Act) to warn other road users and help control horses. This act had originally appeared as a result of the growing number of steam powered vehicles. "

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