We learn from the Chicago. Times-Herald that the judges made the following awards on December 5: Gold medal won by Morris & Salom. Points—safety, ease of control, absence of noise, vibration, heat, odor, cleanliness, and general excellence of design and workmanship. Duryea, $2.000 (prize), first in race and compactness in design. Mueller, $1,500, second in race and economy. Sturges, $500; Macy, $500; Lewis, $200; Haynes & Apperson, $150; Max Hertel, $100; De la Vergne, $50. The Morris & Salon electrobat, which received the gold medal, is an electric carriage and was illustrated in the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN for November 16, 1895. Only the Duryea and Benz-Mueller carriages went over the course. They are both propelled by gasoline. The Sturges machine is electrical, the Macy, Lewis, Haynes & Apperson, and the De la Vergne carriages are all run by gasoline. The Macy machine is more properly called the Roger machine. The Duryea, the BenzM ueller, and the De la Vergne motocycles all carried modified Benz motors. The gold medal is very handsome. On the obverse side the medal hears a typical representation of a herald of the days of chivalry. Around the figure surrounding a background of rays is the inscription, The Chicago Times-Herald Motocycle Contest, 1895. On the reverse. and surrounded by a wreath of bay leaves, is a winged figure of Victory, with pinions extended and holding on her left arm an oval shield, upon which will be inscribed the name of the winner. The medal is composed of 100 pennyweights of fine gold and is valued at $250. The judges of the contest were Prof. Barrett, C. F. Kimball, J. Lundie, and L. L. Summers. The preliminary arrangements were made by Mr. F. U. Adams, the manager of the motocycle contest. Although the number of contestants in the race was small, still the contest has scientific value, on account of the elaborate tests to which the carriages were subjected, speed not being the only factor which was taken in/itIJ consideration.
This article was originally published with the title "The Motocycle Award" in Scientific American 73, 24, 370 (December 1895)