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For all you Europeans dealing with unusual snow …

26 Jan

I found this remarkable record of a totally new (to me) piece of what has been called Yankee inventiveness. The film is silent; it was made, as far as I know, in 1929, and that may be ol' Henry himself, driving that thing. It's remarkably clever and it's too bad it never caught on. Of course, shortly after, they decided to do away with snow.

Until this year … LOL.
P.S. I want one!

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16 Comments

Posted by on January 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

16 responses to “For all you Europeans dealing with unusual snow …

  1. RedFreya

    January 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Absolutely incredible !! I want one too !! I live at the top of a hill and when it snows heavily cars cannot get up it. 😦

     
  2. PainterWoman

    January 27, 2010 at 1:01 am

    That was great! I'm very surprised it never caught on. I wonder why. It made perfect sense. Hmmmmm…..maybe it was too expensive at the time.

     
  3. Zaphira

    January 27, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Awesome! I want one too! *suddenly thinks that playing in the snow could turn out to be fun* :yes:

     
  4. debplatt

    January 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    The Fordson Snow Motor: The video was also fun. :up: I even enjoyed the dramatic soundtrack.I felt kind of bad for the horse, though. :awww:

     
  5. derWandersmann

    January 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Yes … I really can't approve of the way the horse was treated.

     
  6. Lilua

    January 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Wow….!

     
  7. irczas

    February 6, 2010 at 11:02 am

    In my country 2010 🙂 :p

     
  8. Lilua

    February 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Hang in there!! 🙂

     
  9. irczas

    February 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    😆 Thank you Lilua 🙂 I keep smiling every day :happy: :yes:

     
  10. derWandersmann

    February 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The dang thing would probably work in sand, too. Like in the Empty Quarter.

     
  11. irczas

    February 7, 2010 at 2:02 am

    So this is a very interesting dang thing.

     
  12. Frlmnk

    February 8, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Do YOU ever get up out of bed old man? Why the same gazed stare?FYI? I don't do ALL my multitasking with a bowl of chips and this ain't even 3D chess! I gotta go squeeze back down in that hole and look for the school marme. OK?Are YOU Rushian in Hilo? I must be!

     
  13. I_ArtMan

    February 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    i was wondering how it would do in grass. amazing. poor horse.

     
  14. Frlmnk

    February 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Do you read all of these? Just the thought of that pains me. Thank you for the rejection you old fart!DAnd I didn't even need a gun to say it! I am forever indebted. ( For my own advice)

     
  15. debplatt

    February 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I just stumbled across another vehicle that has had a custom job to adapt it to the snow.I found it on this page, which has a number of amazing photos of urban areas under snow.

     
  16. derwandersmann

    November 22, 2013 at 2:58 am

    OK, folks, this apparently didn’t import. Go here:

     

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