The Big Car Database

Cycleplane

The cycle and light car craze had its heyday in this country between the years of 1911 and 1915 after expanding here from Europe and the UK.

The Cycleplane seen above was manufactured in Westerly, Rhode Island by Arthur W. Ball, MD. The two-passenger Traveler model was powered by a ten h.p. V-twin engine, final drive to the rear wheels was by V-belts. The Rhode Island Historical Society states that only one prototype was made.

The Automobile December 23, 1914 issue makes mention of plans to offer light four cylinder cars for 1915, but it is not known if any were actually produced.

Credit: Theoldmotor.com