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By Alfred Duane Tietjen

recovery is a voyage of non-public discovery that starts with the stored provenance of an previous bicycle, one of many earliest changeable-gear bicycles. “Family fortune misplaced” is the surviving remnant of the oral background from this darkish bankruptcy in his grandfather’s lifestyles. Sparked by means of the ephemera and the continues to be of that bicycle, a national look for components is undertaken, and a recovery is began.

The path of the inventor and his grandfather’s company companions is picked up, in addition to previous components, interval images and records. The bicycle’s position in historical past, and the passion of previous bicycle creditors are all a part of this curious tale. because the writer digs, lengthy forgotten files seem, and deeper meanings floor in addition to outdated components.

RESTORATION is an fascinating tale with insightful observations that attach a direction of failure and loss a hundred years in the past to luck and restoration via a number of generations of the author's kin. during the seek, he unearths parallels among a century-old company failure and his personal deteriorating overall healthiness as a result of advancing MS. whereas he attempts to get better mentally and bodily, he reveals power remembering his parent’s and his grandfather’s existence reports and struggles.

Includes greater than sixty five interval images, patent drawings, and records amassed in the course of the seek.

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