THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE
Sgt. Harvey O'Brien, assisted by Patrolman F.L. Mitchell, is shown trying to bid up a bicycle. Note both adults and children in crowd.
The increased demand for bicycles was demonstrated at the Police Department's bicycle auction Feb. 14, when a large crowd assembled at the Public Safety Building and paid $413 for 41 bicycles, one tricycle and a scooter. Bidders paid from $3 to $27 each for the bicycles, bids averaged $4 higher than usual. Many of the bicycles were purchased by adults because of the war's effect on the cost of automobile transportation.
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