Auto Fitted With Floats to Navigate Both Land and Water (Jul, 1931)

Auto Fitted With Floats to Navigate Both Land and Water

DESIGNED to ford streams and rivers on a 12,000 mile jaunt of exploration around the world, a new amphibian automobile has been constructed by Capt. Geoffrey Malin, British explorer, which floats by means of huge inflated bags attached to a special electron frame at the side.

This combination auto and ferry boat is driven by means of paddles attached to the rear wheels, and is so arranged that the water can in no way damage the motor. Before taking to the water the floats are attached to the frame and pumped up, appearing like huge sausages, as shown in the photo above.

5 comments
  1. Richard C says: April 29, 200912:52 pm

    What’s a “special electron frame”? Looks like maybe welded steel to me.

  2. John M. Hanna says: April 29, 20095:44 pm

    Sing: “Oh you pretty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you!”

  3. Neil Russell says: April 29, 200910:50 pm

    Oddly enough the song I had in mind went: “Come with me, come with me, on a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea…”

  4. Harry says: May 1, 20094:43 pm

    “Inflated floats”?

  5. FJP says: May 2, 200911:22 pm

    Kinda reminds me of the contraptions that some folks made to flee Cuba.

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