1916 Ad Vintage A O Smith Company Detachable Bicycle Motor Wheel Motorcycle YPM1


This is an original 1916 black and white and grayscale print ad for the A.O. Smith Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, featuring their Smith Motor Wheel, a device which turned your bicycle into something resembling a hideous scooter, but saves you the effort of having to pedal to move.


This 97+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 9.75 inches; 17 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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