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Snowmobile from 1924 - Michigan

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Unsingle, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. Unsingle

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    This is a fun watch from 1924. You won't believe what it will pull towards the end of the clip. Enjoy the "good old days".

    http://www.flixxy.com/snow-vehicle-concept.htm
     
  2. philk

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    Pretty cool Unsingle, thanks.
     
  3. slayer

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    amazing I wonder what happened to that type of drive. What was the major flaw in it.
     
  4. short shucker

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    Very neat!

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  5. Mapper

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    Sometime around 1970, or a little earlier, Chrysler made a bigger machine on the same concept. I do not believe it ever went into production. I do not know the problem, but I would guess the durability of the screws. Bombardier of Canada makes a Muskeg tractor that is track driven and would duplicate these feats. Looks like a snow packer.
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

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    I think that guy on the tractor version was Barry Kemper!
     
  7. JACK

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    Fall off that thing while running and it grinds you like a meat grinder.Same principle.. that is whay it never caught on
     
  8. need to shoot more

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    It looks like it could work on the water with a few modifacations? Neat.
     
  9. willing

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    That old Fordson looks like the one we had. I had to stand on the clutch with both feet to depress it. Needless to say my dad didn't let me run it too much.
    The sawmill looks just like the one my grandfather had. He used a Cletrack(?) to sled the logs to the mill from the woods.
    Bill
     
  10. Neil Winston

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    Man it's amazing what they can do with animation these days, isn't it? It almost looks real . . .

    Neil
     
  11. Damifino

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    <i> I had to stand on the clutch with both feet to depress it...</i>

    We had an old Oliver Super 55 that was the same way. I would plow driveways in the winter. There was more standing up and sitting down in plowing a drivway than attending a Catholic wedding. HA!
     
  12. shannon391

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    Like MIA says,

    That animal needs a seat belt, roll bar, and for sure a chain gaurd! Could you imagine if your coat tails or scarf got caught in that chain and gears dragging you into those counter rotating augers.

    Still very cool and looks fairly easy to build.
     
  13. Ohio Bob

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    Henry Ford built that
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    Was that whimsy, Neil?
     
  15. Auctioneer

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    That was great. I have seen something of the same thing on forklifts of today and on some other snow trucks also. Watch the History Channel and you might see them.
     
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