|1906 Lewis Cycle and
Motor Works illustrated booklet
We have never seen a copy of this booklet, but
without it this web site would not exist!
The existence of the booklet is known from the
following short article that appeared on page 8 of The Advertiser on 17 May 1906:
LEWIS CYCLE AND MOTOR WORKS
We have received a copy of a handsome illustrated booklet, published by the Lewis cycle
and motor works, of Victoria-square and Gawler-place, Adelaide. The photographs show the
exterior and the interior of the various establishments controlled by the firm, as well as
the different departments in which the work of building and repairing motors and cycles is
carried on. There are likewise some fine views of motors and cycles. The descriptive
literary matter is interesting. Hints are given as to the proper method of caring for
motors, including the driving gear and motive power. There are also details of the
construction of eight to sixteen horsepower cars. Valuable information is given, too,
concerning the building and care of bicycles. The book is well printed and well bound.
The photographs in The Lewis Album were professionally taken in 1904 and
1905 (or perhaps early 1906), and the description of the booklet here leaves no doubt that
they were taken with its production in mind. While many the earlier photos found their way
into the 1905 Lewis Cycles catalogue and some were used in
much later publications, like the 1909 Lewis Motors catalogue
and the 1912 Lewis Cycles catalogue, it seems likely that all
of the photographic content of the 1906 booklet would have been drawn from the album.
So, if you own or have seen a copy of the 1906
Lewis booklet, please let us know!
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