Ernest Archdeacon

Denis Basson sent me this, I think it’s from Wikipedia. The pictures are worth some study. The thing that looks like a steering wheel is in fact a starter?

In 1906 Archdeacon commissioned a propeller-driven motorcycle, the Aéromotocyclette Anzani, which achieved a timed speed of 79.5 kilometres per hour at Achères-la-Forêt.[18][19] This aéromotocyclette, based on a ‘Buchet‘ motorcycle,[20] was equipped with a 6-horsepower Anzani engine driving a propeller mounted on a 1.5 m (4.9 ft) steel tube.[19][18][20] There is no evidence that he applied for a patent. More about this Guy Here.

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3 Responses to Ernest Archdeacon

  1. Geoff Chennells says:

    Only the French…
    Season’s greetings, and a less than “unprecedented” 2021 to all.

  2. John Fitzpatrick says:

    I want one!
    John fitz

  3. Peter Renou says:

    Love the unguarded prop. If you grabbed the ‘steering wheel’ in a distracted moment you would get a fright.
    Peter Renou

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