Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Auto Glider Scooter

Now that looks a little scandalous...
The Auto Glider was part of the post WW1 scooter boom in England. Their initial offering in 1919 was a stand-up model (Model A) and despite their assurances that standing was a better way, they soon offered the sit down Model D Deluxe shown below.  In both variations, no starter was provided, the rider paddled the vehicle along manipulating a decompressor lever in order to start it.
 Aside from the awkward engine and drive arrangement on the front wheel, the Model D styling was a big improvement. Despite that, the company was out of business by 1921.
The Classic Motor Cycle Dec 1986

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