1894 Roper Stream to set World Record at Auctions AmericaOctober 29, 2011 by: Bhavesh Kumar
A brand new world record for the auction of a bike, i.e. 1894 Roper Stream, is all set to be created at the Auctions America by RM’s debut Last Vegas sale, January 12 – 14, 2012. Over 400 vintage models will be available at this multiple days’ auction for bidding.
This Roper Stream available for bidding is one the two steam powered motorcycles ever crafted by Sylvester Roper of Roxbury, Massachusetts which are no doubt the first auto manufacturers of America, even beating the Orient, Indian and Harley Davidson for that matter.
The bike uses a Columbian frame along with great designing including a compact boiler, burner and grate, small steam engine. The boiler has a water source right above and a smoke vent at a comfortable angle. Handlebars housed all kinds of controls on it. The bike was perfected without pedals, in the exact same way as that of an ideal motorcycle.
The motorcycle has its provenance from 1894, apart from having great design to its advantage. Mr. Roper used the vehicle regularly and got an average speed of about 40 mph on Dorchester road in 1896.
This Vintage machine was bought by many like Long island museum, Bellm cars and American circus city museum among other after being sold by Mr. Roper in 1896. The last buyer bought it in 1996 and has lent it for display fewer times.
This motorcycle is the leading participant in 400 collector motorcycles slated for Auctions America’s multi-day, dedicated motorcycle sale in Las Vegas.