The Scooter Goes To Town (Aug, 1939)

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The Scooter Goes To Town

Last year only 5,000 motor scooters were turned out by all the companies in the field. This year, one Chicago company expects to build 10,000 units. The motor scooter is a sturdy little workhorse, as well as a pleasure vehicle.

Production of motorized scooters is an infant industry that is growing fast. Left, three-wheel car, one of the adaptations of the scooter.

Center, the scooter facilitates car delivery. Left, loading package sidecar. Above, streamline windbreak dresses up the scooter. Note the headlamp.

Top, the scooter even goes to sea in this form. Center, left, light delivery scooter. Right, trailer attached to the scooter makes possible cheap delivery. Parking on the sidewalk is an additional advantage.

Left, power plant and transmission hookup of the typical scooter. Speeds around thirty-five miles per hour and super-economy are features. Up to 120 miles on a gallon of gasoline is possible. What the future holds for the scooter no manufacturer can predict. The fact that it has survived the fad stage augurs welt for its permanency as a means of transportation.

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