Help identifying friction drive motor

Rethaf44

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I found this at an estate sale today and it was too cool to not buy for $40. It has not a single casting mark or any identifying information except for the few characters on the carburetor. It is basically a miniature outboard motor and clearly has most(?) of the bracket to mount it to the front forks of a bicycle, friction drive wheel spins, if slightly tight. I would appreciate any factual input and information that may be offered. Who made it? When? Where can I get parts? I am hopeful I can find, fabricate enough of the missing parts to repair it and put it back into service on one of my old bikes. Thank you all so much!
 

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Did an image search, nada. What does that logo say in the last pic. Interesting unit. Where is the fuel tank? How do you start it? Don't see a pull start. If it has a pull start you can pull it and see which way it drives the roller to see if it's a front or rear unit. Awfully complicated to be a front but you say it is and are there seeing it up close. U SCORED!
 
I found this at an estate sale today and it was too cool to not buy for $40. It has not a single casting mark or any identifying information except for the few characters on the carburetor. It is basically a miniature outboard motor and clearly has most(?) of the bracket to mount it to the front forks of a bicycle, friction drive wheel spins, if slightly tight. I would appreciate any factual input and information that may be offered. Who made it? When? Where can I get parts? I am hopeful I can find, fabricate enough of the missing parts to repair it and put it back into service on one of my old bikes. Thank you all so much!
Maybe a old Tanaka bike bug friction drive.
 
Wow you're right. I'm thinking of a BumbleBee unit or similar. Looks like a BikeBug for sure.
It was a wild guess, but this popped up earlier today. I thought to myself it sure looks pretty close o the same. His might be a newer or older model maybe.
 
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