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Marketed in England by Davis, Allen & Co., 5, 6 and 7, Singer Street, London E.C. Used a clip-on style engine.

This machine originated at the Wisconsin Wheel Works and was fitted with an attachment engine fitted high in the frame above the pedal crank with the cylinder inclined forwards. The Stevens Brothers rode their first motorcycle powered by a Mitchell engine in the late 1890s.

Wisconsin Wheel Works of Racine, Wisconsin, dates back to to 1837, known then as the Mitchell Wagon Company of Chicago. The firm produced Mitchell Motor Bicycles until 1904 when it began building automobiles as the Mitchell Motor Car Co.

Sources: period literature, historywebsite.co.uk, earlymotor.com, journal.classiccars.com.

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