photo of a bike shop in 1912

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Erica
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from here

I wish there was a caption or a second picture, but it’s still fun to look at


Kordite
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According to the Intertubes:

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. “Metzger bicycle shop. Detroit City Gas Co.” This photo of a cycle (and phonograph) shop was taken to show off the gaslight fixtures. 8×10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Here’s the full size photo you can really see the details: http://www.shorpy.com/node/9414?size=_original

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erok
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you sure that’s not a brooklyn bike shop, 2012?


sarapgh2
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That’s awesome. Love Shorpy:)


salty
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BTW, here’s my Google lesson of the day, about a cool feature that probably isn’t as easy to find as it should be:

– go to images.google.com
– click on the little camera
– paste in the URL of the image (on chrome you can get it by right clicking the image and “Copy image URL”, in this case http://pre.cloudfront.goodinc.com/posts/full_12920053771912_bikes_630.jpg)
profit!


Mick
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erok wrote:you sure that’s not a brooklyn bike shop, 2012?

It was from when Kraynick’s was getting started.


brybot
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Kordite wrote:“Metzger bicycle shop. Detroit City Gas Co.”

If you look closely at the front window, there is a sign that says Exelsiors *something* and Cycles. A clue?


Ben
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Excelsior Autocycle probably. Related to Schwinn bikes back then. There are a few of them on the left side of the picture on the floor, followed by some Indians. Any of those motorcycles are probably worth as much as the building that they are sitting in today, and not just because the building is in Detroit.

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