This machine, manufactured by the Geneva Bicycle and Steam Carriage Co. in Geneva Ohio, is fitted with a steam engine built by Lucius Copeland. Copeland built his first steam vehicle based on a Star high wheeled bicycle in 1886.
The Geneva travels at a hesitant 12 miles per
hour. Steam was not suitable for motorcycles. The engine is a single cylinder,
double acting, slide valve type running on 100 to 120 psi of steam. The boiler
hangs on one side of the front wheel, while the 1 gallon water tank and engine
balance the other side. Drive is by friction pulley to the front wheel.
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