1921 The Mighty Atom; Gibbons, J.S.; 1921; CMM224


1921 The Mighty Atom

About this object

The diminutive and unique ‘Mighty Atom’ was hand built by a Mr J.S. Gibbons of Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand, around 1921 from a mixture of parts including many hand crafted components.

Mr Gibbons said that he used the Mighty Atom daily and claimed that is had repeatedly matched the speed of a car doing 38mph (61kph).

It was acquired for the NZ Classic Motorcycles collection at auction in Auckland, NZ, in March, 2009. It was acquired by Transport World for their Classic Motorcycle Mecca collection in May 2016.


Gibbons, J.S.

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New Zealand, Auckland, Onehunga

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