What happens when the electric motor on your coffee mill fails and you have several large orders to fill? And it's 1909. You hook up the delivery motorcycle

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If you are like Denver's Early Coffee Co. your Excelsior delivery motorcycle could make a fantastic replacement. In the winter of 1909 a boiler explosion at the Denver Gas and Electric Co. left the city without electricity, but the uncaffeinated hoards still demanded their morning cups filled.The single cylinder Excelsior Auto-Cycle, which ran continuously for 4 hour sessions was such a successful substitution that other local companies soon brought in their own delivery bikes to keep up with production.Found on https://www.facebook.com/archivemoto?fref=photo  via  https://www.facebook.com/groups/111664952275098/