They used unions to complete the circle because they didn't have a LH/RH coupler. I have run a lot of black iron pipe in the last 8 years, but never thought I would see a strap tank harley nestled in between the stuff. I'll never look at a 3/4" T the same anymore. And check out the belt tensioner... foot activated. Way ahead of Harley here! I gotta hand it to the guy. He was resourceful. The bicycle portion (front and rear) looks to be elgin, and the middle section is schedule 40 black iron.
Last edited by silentgreyfello; 05-03-2012 at 11:08 PM.
I can't say from looking at the pictures exactly what we have here. I wasn't able to get to Oley this year, so haven't seen this in person.
But I remember seeing an early New Era motorcycle at a museum, and it really made me do a double take, as it looked like an early Harley motor. So I invite everybody to Google "New Era motorcycle" and investigate. I'll look for those museum pictures that I took.
Last edited by Earl; 05-04-2012 at 01:49 PM.
Rick Morsher, aka Earl
Last edited by silentgreyfello; 05-04-2012 at 03:53 PM.
rob ronky #10507
I think they started making these things in 1909, this is a 12 model. Its big like the harley motor, but lots of differences. Maybe the earlier models had different engines.
I'm thinking Earl and Rob may be on to something....
Holy Crap! Can you send me a high rez copy of that ad?