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Motor-Monocycle
THE COOK COUNTY HERALD — APRIL 15, 1905
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THE MOTOR-MONOCYCLE.
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          “ A motor monocycle of strange design and for which great things are claimed has been invented by Oswald Jensen of New York. In appearance this traveling machine is unlike any other vehicle in use to-day. Within a huge wheel with pneumatic tire is suspended a seat on which the driver rides. The machine is not a loop-the-loop affair, as one viewing the pictures of it might suppose, the rider being always in an upright position.
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          “ The advantages claimed for this queer motor carriage by its inventor are many. It offers not only a new and easy method of rapid, speeding overland, but it opens avenues of travel that are closed to all other styles of vehicles in its ability of move over rough, sandy and rocky country. “It bounds over rocks and other obstacles,” declares its inventor, “with as much ease as a horse trained to jump.”
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          “ It requires neither road nor rail, but travels cross-country over fields and meadows, climbing hills and bounding over ditches and other irregularities of the land formerly considered insurmountable barriers even to the most reckless chauffeur. And it has the speed capacity of an express train—a mile a minute.
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          “ In addition to the one large wheel upon which it travels the monocycle has two auxiliary wheels, which can be extended to the ground or drawn within the large wheel, as may be desired.

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