In the early 1900s, small towns and farms in America were far from the centers of commerce and the idea of mail-order shopping was essential. Large catalog retailers offered shoppers the advantage of mailing or calling in an order– anything from clothing and small appliances to farm tractors and pre-fabricated houses. Motor-scooters were available by mail before World War II through “Popular Mechanics,” but when Gambles stores began selling them in 1946, mail-order motorscooters took on a whole new meaning. Thousands were sold through catalogs by Gambles, Montgomery Ward, and Sears, Roebuck & Co. Sears began offering Cushman scooters under the name brand “Allstate” in their catalogue in 1951 and, in 1961, began carrying Puch scooters. This model you see here is a Puch d50. In 1963, Sears dropped all scooters from their catalog.
Manufacturer: Steyr-Daimler-Puch, A.G.
Country of Origin: Austria
Engine: 60cc, one cylinder, 2 stroke
Transmission: 3 speed
Top Speed: 43 miles per hour
Years of Production: 1957-68
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