Washing-machine engine power kid’s tractor, motorcycle skis, high voltage magic, stocking cap goggles…

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Washing-machine engine power kid’s tractor, motorcycle skis, high voltage magic, stocking cap goggles…

Great stuff over at Modern Mechanix!

Lrg Pint Size Tractor
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.

Med Motorcycle Skis
Motorcycle Skis (Feb, 1950) – Link.

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High-Voltage Magic (Sep, 1949) – Link.

Med Face Mask
Stocking Cap with Goggles Shields Your Face (Dec, 1936) – Link.

Related:

  • Modern Mechanix. Yesterday’s tomorrow, today – Link.
  • HOW TO – Convert a tractor to electric – Link.
  • HOW TO – Turn an old tractor seat into a great shop chair – Link.
  • Old School DIY Farm Equipment – Bill Whitaker’s … – Link.
  • The World’s first fully-tracked vehicle – Link.
  • Farm dragsters – Link.
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