Someone sent me this pamphlet for a 48cc Motom moped, an interesting postwar design, unfortunately, not quite clear enough to attempt to translate the Italian text, but that's what the internet is for. Fortuitously, a few days later I found the picture below of a very happy girl with her Motom 48.
OK I have to ask: what is "a capacity for collar work" that distinguishes the 48cc Motom? It doesn't seem that it would be particularly useful in the apprehension of criminals. Perhaps the manufacturer (or at least the ad copy writer) thought it a suitable transport for members of religious orders?
Beautiful lines to the framework in any case.
The rest of the text is understandable, I think it's best it we just stand around and nod sagely, while revelling in a number of interesting features.
rats, thanks for the link. I thought the reference may have been something like that, but couldn't make the idea work.
Its usage is not celar in the text for sure. Rabbit hole...The whole "collar" idea came from this guy apparently... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upton_Sinclair
Mister G, I was the someone who sent you a pic of that ad. If you are cycling in the neighbourhood sometime I'll give you the original.
P.S. It's a 2-sided ad, but the back is just text, no pics.
Interesting to note that in the 1950's Motom was the third largest manufacturer of motorcycles in Italy.
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