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15 Guns On A Bicycle Built For Two

Gangbusters Bike

LIFE via Wired.com: “Gangbusters Bike mounts 13 shotguns, two revolvers, six bayonets, flare gun.” Photo taken by Wallace Kirkland—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

To celebrate Bike to Work Week, Wired posted images of several novel bicycles created by the Chicago chapter of the National Bicycle Dealers’ Association and featured in the December 27, 1948 issue of LIFE magazine. The “Gangbusters Bike,” was apparently armed with 13 shotguns, two revolvers, six bayonets and a flare gun. A reference to the popular Gang Busters radio show, the bike appears to satirize the violent image of American mobsters and the police who fought them.

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