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I obscured the sign so you can't see the name,etc. Extra points for identifying where I shot this picture, too.
 

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NS_Red_Zed wins! The museum I was in labeled this a 1885 Daimler "Einspur", but my Googling after seeing your post indicates it is also referred to as the Reitwagen. BTW, I shot the pic in the AMA Museum...really cool collection of (mostly) race bikes; I don't believe the Daimler was racing anything in its day...at least not against anything with an engine!
 

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Wow, my colleague from Nova Scotia jumped on this one!! I had no time to react! :sadpace:
 

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Doug,
Let's see if our Nova Scotian friend can get this one with the same rapidity...

What is it? What is unique about this engine?
 

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Andre Lalonde said:
Doug,
Let's see if our Nova Scotian friend can get this one with the same rapidity...

What is it? What is unique about this engine?
It looks like an older British engine that was converted to diesel?
 

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Bravo Tony!
Yes, it is the Ariel 1000cc square four, which had two parallel crankshafts that were linked by gears. Here is the full photo. This particular model dates from 1938.

I photographed this motorcycle in a small (and excellent) motorcycle museum in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli in Québec.

Doug, I liked your description..."converted to diesel!!" :killingme
 

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Love the HP figure on the Daimler. 0.5 horsepower?? Still, pretty impressive for 1885.
 
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