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Yes I think the lower plate would be for buggy and idea of Smith auto wheel is interesting.......maybe they did make them license motorized bicycles in some states .

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12 hours ago, JO BO said:

Yes I think the lower plate would be for buggy and idea of Smith auto wheel is interesting.......maybe they did make them license motorized bicycles in some states .

Or this?

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I made some inquiries to a local plate collector friend and he asked one of his friends about the 1928 Auto Wheel plate, here's the response:

 

"I got a quick response from my friend Ned in Lake View, New York. Here’s what he wrote:

 

These plates were made by/for the Auto Wheel Coaster Co. of Tonawanda, NY (a Buffalo suburb).   The company made kids’ wagons, sleds and scooters. These plates could be ordered for the wagon of a kid to put on just like dad had a license plate on his car. I’ve been looking for a picture of a wagon with a plate but no luck. What I do have is a plate in the original envelope  sent to a boy in PA, with the company’s name and address in the return address spot. The ’28 plate is the earliest I’ve seen.  All mine are from the ‘30s and ‘40s.   Hope this helps. "


 

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Thanks so much for that info.  I read online Nebraska had passed a law in 1928 requiring motor wheel vehicles to be licensed. Would like to be sure where the plate originated from so an original picture would be super.

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