Great stuff over at Modern Mechanix!
Popular Mechanics 1948, back when 3 years old drove around more…
“Driving his own gasoline-engine tractor, three-year-old Gus Dobert of Nashville, Tenn., is the envy of youngsters of his neighborhood. Made by his father, a machinist, the small tractor has a two-cycle washing-machine engine. Power is transmitted by a V-belt and sprocket chain. The gear ratio insures lots of power but little speed. The clutch pedal tightens the belt on the pulleys.” – Link.
Motorcycle Skis (Feb, 1950) – Link.
High-Voltage Magic (Sep, 1949) – Link.
Stocking Cap with Goggles Shields Your Face (Dec, 1936) – Link.
2 thoughts on “Washing-machine engine power kid’s tractor, motorcycle skis, high voltage magic, stocking cap goggles…”
OK the stocking cap reminds me of ‘Dumb Donald’ from the ‘Fat Albert show’
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