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Submarine Auto (Sep, 1936)

Submarine Auto

LOU SENARENS developed many outlandish and queer vessels for Frank Reade, the hero of one of his groups of nickel novelettes. One of these mysterious vessels was an automobile which could travel on land, in the water, or under the water, under its own power, and, strange as it may seem, such a combination craft has actually been invented and constructed by Michel Andre of France.

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SWEDISH SAAB 93 (May, 1956)

SWEDISH SAAB 93

Good-looking two-door car holds four people and has limited amount of trunk space. Three-cylinder engine has 80-mph top speed.

Dashboard is simple and unadorned. Engine was designed in Germany but is built in Sweden. Gas-oil mixture operates vehicle.

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Travel in your Home (Sep, 1936)

Travel in your Home

This deluxe home on wheels contains every convenience of the modern home—and some not found even there.

THE French inventor, Loubet, who holds a record number of patents on practical sporting and traveling equipment, has recently demonstrated the latest of his constructions for the benefit of people who like to travel and take their homes with them.

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SUPERHIGHWAY JOINS TWO BIG AMERICAN CITIES (Feb, 1933)

I’m not really sure I’d put Newark, NJ on a list of the nation’s greatest cities…

SUPERHIGHWAY JOINS TWO BIG AMERICAN CITIES

A thirteen-mile superhighway linking two of the nation’s greatest cities has just been opened between New York City and Newark, N. J. Starting at the New Jersey end of the Holland vehicular tunnel, its steel-and-concrete viaduct soars across rivers, marshes and crossroads to permit high-speed motor traffic.

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Spherical Drive Wheel Propels Odd Vehicle (Nov, 1937)

Spherical Drive Wheel Propels Odd Vehicle
Propelled by a spinning, motor-driven half globe at its rear, a strange three-wheeled vehicle recently made its appearance on the streets of Paris, France. The fantastic machine serves as an experimental model to test the inventor’s idea of a new gearless transmission, the speed of the vehicle being varied by tilting the hemisphere.

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AUTO “STAGE” DEPOT HAS COMFORTS OF BIG HOTEL (Mar, 1924)

AUTO “STAGE” DEPOT HAS COMFORTS OF BIG HOTEL

To provide comfortable waiting rooms for patrons, and furnish employes with proper quarters, an automobile transport company in the west has built a depot with accommodations that rival those found in modern hotels.

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NEW RADIO SET WORKS IN YOUR CAR OR HOME (Aug, 1931)

So, apparently in 1931, tuning a car radio was even more dangerous than texting is today. Also, Google Chrome, even with enhanced Google suggestion based spell checking, does not understand the word “texting“.

NEW RADIO SET WORKS IN YOUR CAR OR HOME

A radio set that can be carried about like a suit case is designed for the convenience of fans who do not want to miss favorite programs while motoring.

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21 foot, 12-Passenger Station Wagon (Mar, 1954)

While it makes a certain sense for the president of a company that makes hearses to drive a station wagon I really wish he’d drove a tricked out hearse.

There’s Lots of Station Wagon in this 21-foot, 12-passenger job in which rear-seat occupants ride sitting backwards. Seats and walls are covered with two-tone leather. The carpeting is inch-thick, turquoise wool chenille. The car is air-conditioned, and recessed in one wall is a completely fitted beverage cabinet.

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A Boardwalk Train (Oct, 1937)

A Boardwalk Train

A TRACKLESS train, run by storage batteries, now appears in Atlantic City.

The train was one of the exhibits of the Convention of the Association of American Railroads, and is the first of a group to take the place of wheel chairs.

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NEW on the ROAD (Mar, 1950)

NEW on the ROAD

De-icing Fluid clears sleet and frost from your windshield. You just squeeze the flexible Bakelite atomizer and the liquid is forced out in a fine spray. It turns frost into slush which your windshield wiper can quickly clear away. Birma Mfg. Company, Buffalo 14, New York.

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