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25 November 2008
Postmen on scooters
Image from Shorpy, where the discussion thread indicates that the contraptions were Autoped Ever-Ready scooters, with a two-and-a-half horsepower motor built into that wheel, and reportedly capable of 20mph and 100 mpg. Gasoline stored in the handle(!) - clever.
Almost a century later, and we now have the electric 15 mph "Razor." That's a distressing lack of improvement for such a long time in an innovative country. Of course, there are other modern scooters that might provide a more advantageous comparison.