How to find out more about this?

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by KayEhn, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. KayEhn

    KayEhn New Member

    We found this bike in my husband's family's basement. We think it might have been collected by his grandfather. Can the experts here tell me anything about it?

    The family would like to know how to sell it for the most money. :)

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    The fins on the cylinder are awesome. They aren't perpendicular to the bore. I'm afraid I can't identify it.
     
  3. KayEhn

    KayEhn New Member

    I noticed that too. I poked around on the site - which is fascinating, by the way! - and noticed there are motors that look a lot like it, but have perpendicular fins instead.

    We sold it at auction this evening; someone bid $750 based on just this photo, and said that he believed it is an 1886 Bradley. I hope he isn't disappointed when he comes to pick it up on Monday! If he doesn't show... well, perhaps I will just have a new hobby learning about and restoring this interesting item. :eek:
     
  4. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    that is a motosacoche auxillary engine made around 1900 only the earliest ones were iron they changed to aluminium later on! i would try to hang on to it and restore it unless your really stuck for cash! see if you can find an engine number on it. http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16251/lot/270/ this one although in much better condition was sold for just over €6000!
     
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  5. Fabian

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