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Officer L.O. Lindsay with the compact motorcycle radio equipment which he invented. Taken January 16 1932
Officer L.O. Lindsay with the compact motorcycle radio equipment which he invented. Taken January 16 1932 Los Angeles Public Library

We here at Off-Ramp were rummaging through the Los Angeles Public Library's online photo archive for this week's show when we came across this gem, taken in 1932 for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner newspaper.

Here's the caption from the LAPL entry:

A police radio motorcycle, believed to be the first without an operator in a side-car, were cruising Culver City as a new weapon of crime prevention. Photo shows Officer L. O. Lindsay with the compact motorcycle radio equipment which he has invented. Photo dated: January 16, 1932.

Note the newspaper's hand-drawn borders and labels.

 

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