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Man wearing cap & suit on motorised pushbike, Mt Buffalo Vic, Alice Manfield

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Man wearing cap & suit on motorised pushbike, Mt Buffalo Vic, Alice Manfield

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Man wearing a peaked cap and suit riding a motorised bicycle at Mt Buffalo, Victoria, Australia.The bike is labelled Minerva, a Belgian company that produced "Minerva Motocyclettes" between 1900 and 1909, after which they went on to specialise in luxury cars. This model probably dates from around 1903–04. A small internal combustion engine can be seen near the bottom bracket. The engine drives a belt connected to a large gear ring around the outside of the far side of the rear wheel.Converted to digital from negative: glass; 8.5 cm x 9 cm.

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1903
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State Library Victoria
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