1947 Cushman Ice Cream Truck

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The 1947 Cushman Ice Cream Truck motorcycle was made in the U.S.A. It featured an air-cooled single cylinder four stroke engine. The ignition was by magneto. The engine was rated at 4 h.p. The engine displacement was 14.88cc based upon a bore and stroke of 2 5/8" X 2 3/4". Fuel was supplied via a Tillotson carburetor. Getting the power to the ground was by way of a two speed transmission with a centrifugal clutch. The suspension featured front independent suspension with coil spings front and rear. Braking was accomplished by a rear drum. The motorcycle weighed in at 500 pounds. Top speed for the bike was 25 m.p.h.

According to the museum's fact sheet "A familiar sight on city and suburban streets, the Cushman's were economical, easy to operate, and distinctive. Kid's would soon be quick to recognize the sound of the ice cream trucklet chugging around their neighborhood."

Last Updated: May 20, 2011

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