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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1909 Shaw

1909 Shaw

1909 Shaw

Country: United States
Engine: Air-cooled single cylinder four stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Lubrication: Total loss — drip feed
Valves: Overhead automatic inlet — side mechanical exhaust
Fuel System: Carburetor, make unknown
Transmission: Single speed, belt drive
Suspension: Front leading link forks, rigid rear
Brakes: Coaster and bicycle rim type on the rear wheel only

1909 Shaw

1909 Shaw

Galesburg, a country town of 120 people in southeast Kansas, seems an unlikely place for a pioneer motorcycle manufacturer at the turn of the century. However, Shaw was a prolific builder of wheeled vehicles, including cars and trucks. This motorized bicycle is typical of the period.

1909 Shaw