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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Klim to Go: 1921

Klim to Go: 1921

"James L. Owens & Sons." A sidecar of Klim at the Pan American Union in Washington circa 1921. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Don't you guys read comic books?

Reid Fleming's "World's Toughest Milkman," a comic book hero from the 80s, would be right at home on this baby, doing his rounds for MILK Inc.

Cleveland Wheels

The Cleveland Motorcycle Company was in business from 1915 to 1927. Its two-stroke design was considered a copy of the lightweight English Triumph Junior.

Klim D Nimativ

My brother used to say words backwards on purpose when he was a kid...Klim D Nimativ (Vitamin D Milk) was one. What a coincidence! Great picture!

I know nothing about Klim ...

... but I sure am drooling over that bike!

 
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