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The Smith Motor Wheel and the Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel were used on the popular Smith Flyer Cyclecar and the colorful red Briggs & Stratton Flyer Cyclecar. In addition these Motor Wheel's were used on many bicycles in the 1910s and 1920s.

The first of these Motor Wheels were developed in 1910 in England and called the Wall Motor Wheel. The Wall Motor Wheel was a one cylinder one horsepower air cooled engine used only on British made bicycles.

The A. O. Smith Company bought the manufacturing rights to the Wall Motor Wheel in 1914. The A. O. Smith Company then produced the Smith Motor Wheel for use on American made bicycles and a Cyclecar called the Smith Flyer. The Smith Motor Wheel was a single cylinder air cooled one horsepower engine that sold for $60.00. The Smith Flyer sold for $135.00 and was equipped with the Smith Motor Wheel.

The Smith Motor Wheel could easily be attached or fitted alongside the rear wheel of bicycles started then lowered to the ground to go forward. The same producure was done with the Smith Flyer. Over 60,000 Smith Motor Wheel were sold for use on bicycles and on the Flyer.

1917 Smith Motor Wheel Advertising
1917 Smith Motor Wheel
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1921 Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel Advertising
1921 Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel
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In 1920, Briggs & Stratton acquired the patents and manufacturing rights of not only the Smith Motor Wheel but the Smith Flyer Cyclecar. Briggs & Stratton then re-designed the Smith Motor Wheel into a one cylinder air cooled engine with two horsepower. They also redesigned the Smith Flyer into the Briggs and Stratton Flyer. Sales of the Briggs and Stratton Motor Wheel also included use on American bicycles.

Smith Motor Wheel
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Smith Motor Wheel (left) - Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel (right)

1916 Smith Motor Wheel
1916 Smith Motor Wheel and Bicycle

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1916 Smith Motor Wheel Advertising
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