If you look at this blog regularly you will know that I have a love / hate relationship with the Wall Autowheel and a fascination for all its weird and wonderful variants.
I've just come across a nice book in Dutch - 'De Motorfiets in Nederland 1895-1940' (ISBN 9061208661). It's a collection of period photos published to commemorate 35 years of the Veteraan Motoren Club. The book is out of print but if you come across a copy snap it up, the images are great.
These two images are borrowed from the book and show firstly an act of great moto-cruelty: a Briggs and Stratton scooter hitched up with a trailer. How you were ever expected to start the device with no clutch, no gears and no pedals or for that matter stop it I do not know! Secondly a Dayton Motor Wheel from around about 1915. Essentially a Wall Autowheel unit but in the front wheel. Removing the problem of having a hideous greatly weighted appendage hanging off the side of your bicycle but in turn moving the vast weight on to the front wheel...
|Briggs and Stratton Scooter with trailer.|
|Dayton Motor Wheel.|