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The 1906 Yale-California Motorcycle

This is the new model of the Yale-California.  It’s design band finish are superior to anything heretofore attempted in the motorcycle line. It is universally concede to be one of the most beautiful, graceful, and mechanically defected motorcycles on the market, and is the one which runs all the time. Wherever it was found possible […]

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1913 Minneapolis Motorcycle

We Built them Right in 1912 – Then Bettered them for 1913 We set the pace for ourselves!  All that we learned, all that past experience had taught us, all that we could glean from riders and the best authorities everywhere, were incorporated into the new 1913 Minneapolis. The new models are not “makeovers”.  Nor […]

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Merkel Motor Cycle Poster

To get there quicker, surer, easier, ride a Merkel Motor Cycle. Whenever – wherever you go let the Merkel take you.  It’s the quickest and most convenient vehicle made.  You don’t work while you ride — simply steer.  Strong, simple economical.  Write for a booklet today. The O. Merkel MFG CO.  Factory, Layton Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

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Postcards and Motorcycles

For those of us who have spent countless hours looking through bins of postcards in search of something special, it does not come as any surprise that if there is some obscure subject matter card, someone will collect it. Knowing we cannot collect everything, means prioritizing our interests. For me it was easy. I love […]

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Motorcycles on postcards, 100+ years of history

Most of us at one time or another have given some thought to our roots and asked the question, where did my family history begin? To those of us who ride motorcycles, at some point we may wonder about the roots of motorcycling. Researching both areas can be fascinating and sometimes in tracing our family […]

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