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    Dick: I did not own the two Waverley v-twins that came from John Goiorno. I only wish I did. I don't own an original gas/oil tank. I only wish I did. I have a repro tank for my project. I have pictures of a couple of original gas tanks. One is the one you took at Davenport. I hope you proceed with your book. Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    Can someone identify this bike, and it's year? The setting looks like the far West, or the Deep South.
    Eric Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilcock View Post
    Dick: I did not own the two Waverley v-twins that came from John Goiorno. I only wish I did. I don't own an original gas/oil tank. I only wish I did. I have a repro tank for my project. I have pictures of a couple of original gas tanks. One is the one you took at Davenport. I hope you proceed with your book. Tom
    Thanks Tom, that's what I get for not looking at my notes. My remembry is getting worse the older I get. I just remembered that a guy from Canada had bought Giorno's v-twins back in the day. I really like your copy of the 1912 PEM/Waverley sales brochure. That is one rare piece. I know of two others. My copy doesn't have the PEM stamp. Our copies are probably as rare as Tommo's Raycycle piece.

    Eric, the bike on the right I believe it is a 1913 or 14 Jefferson. By late 1914 the Waverley Mfg. Co. was already on the skids and just filling parts orders. 1914 was the last year of the GOLDEN AGE OF MOTORCYCLING. IMHO. By the way the Jefferson locals refereed to the P.E.M. as "Push Every Morning" or "Push Every Mile". The citizens of Jefferson invested a lot of their own money in the company before it went under. I'm sure it left a bad tatse in their mouths. It was underfunded from the beginning.

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    Thanks for the i.d. on the Jefferson, Dick. I agree with you that 1914 was the end of motorcycling's most incredible era, but it also seemed to be the end of World's age of innocence (?) before the first world war.
    Eric Smith
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