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Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Ostler Mini-Auto
Ostler Mini-Auto
Date:1952
Registration:EAS 918
Acquired by the Museum:-
Current State:As acquired

Designed by Dick Ostler of Ipswich, the Ostler Mini-Auto is a 25cc power unit that can be attached to a normal bicycle. The Ostler was a do-it-yourself machine, sold through Craftsmanship Models of Ipswich as four sheets of plans accompanied by a set of rough castings. You needed a good deal of engineering skill to finish building the machine. The Ostler kit was advertised in Model Engineer during 1949, but purchasers would have taken a while to complete their engines and the example in the museum first took to the roads in 1952.

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