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Back Seat Control Shows Beginners How to Drive (Jan, 1929)

Back Seat Control Shows Beginners How to Drive
COPYING the dual control idea from army training planes, a back seat drive with steering wheel, clutch and brake pedals has been built into an automobile by an enterprising dealer to help beginners learn the fine points of driving their new cars. The photograph shows how the back seat controls are built into the car. This system of instruction has proven unusually efficient.

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rice cleans carbon (Dec, 1950)

rice cleans carbon

RICE is moving out of the kitchen and into the garage. Oldsmobile has developed a new device, the Head-On Carbon Blaster, which uses rice under air pressure to clean engine combustion chambers through their spark-plug openings.

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Midget Streamliner (Feb, 1952)

Midget Streamliner goes record hunting. The Cooper 500-cc. racing car has gone to Paris to set some new times for the speed demons to shoot at. John Cooper admires his baby, left. Open hood, right, reveals driver Bill Aston behind the wheel.

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NEW MOTORCYCLE CAN ATTAIN SPEED OF 100 M. P. H! (Feb, 1929)

NEW MOTORCYCLE CAN ATTAIN SPEED OF 100 M. P. H!

RECENTLY the Ascot Paulhan Co.. of London, announced a new model motorcycle that is attracting wide attention.

This machine is of the conventional type but has been vastly improved both in appearance and in mechanical make-up. The most noteworthy of these changes is the new panel of instruments that is placed neatly between the handle bars. The windshield is formed as a part of the front panel and is divided into two parts. The upper half can be adjusted to fit the height of the rider. A windshield wiper is standard equipment.

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Pad Relieves Motorist Eye Strain (Jan, 1932)

Pad Relieves Motorist Eye Strain
A SPECIALLY designed eye pad, recently introduced, needs only to be moistened and worn over the eyes to give relief from eye strain due to long motor trips or sun glare. The pad comes in a convenient form for carrying in a small
space and can be applied easily.

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Punctured Auto Tube Seals Itself (Jul, 1934)

Punctured Auto Tube Seals Itself

A NEW tire tube contains specially compounded plastic rubber which flows into a puncture, quickly closing it and preventing loss of air.

Unlike previous devices of this nature, the new tube gives unusual comfort in use and is light in weight. It can be used on the smallest car without jolting the passengers.

In a recent test an awl was driven repeatedly into one of the tubes; but the plastic rubber effectually sealed each of the holes with virtually no loss of air.

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World’s Smallest Auto Demands Traffic Equality (Feb, 1929)

World’s Smallest Auto Demands Traffic Equality

TRAFFIC regulations have made no qualifications concerning the size of a car. Here is the world’s smallest car taking the right of way in Brooklyn, N. Y. Officer Thomas Hallman was rather surprised when Master Bernard Muller and his playmate, Miss Adele Wallack, rolled up to the corner.

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Novel “Driver-Seat Shop” for Motorists’ Convenience (Jul, 1931)

Novel “Driver-Seat Shop” for Motorists’ Convenience

SOMETHING distinctly new in the way of ideas for merchandising automotive equipment is represented in the “Driver-seat Shop,” a steel and glass display cabinet that can be placed in all filling stations for the convenience of motorists who wish to make purchases without alighting from their cars.

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Articulated Bus Shows to Advantage in Traffic and on Narrow Roads (Aug, 1931)

Articulated Bus Shows to Advantage in Traffic and on Narrow Roads

THE size of the motor-bus seems to be limited only by traffic conditions and the roads over which it is to operate. Finding it impossible to widen the German roads or to thin out traffic, a manufacturer of that country has introduced the articulated bus, which permits the largest of the species to wind its serpentine way through traffic or narrow roads.

In this vehicle the driver’s seat is placed immediately over the front wheels, the bus being jointed behind this point.

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Winners in NEW USE for Old Fords Contest (Feb, 1929) (Feb, 1929)

Winners in NEW USE for Old Fords Contest

MODERN MECHANICS pays $10 for every acceptable photo and description of the odd uses to which old Tin Lizzies have been put. The machines shown below are all made from old Model T Fords.

DOWN at Iowa Park, Texas, is an old flivver motor which is enjoying a ripe old age puffing and grunting on half her lungs while the other half supply fresh ozone for tires which have lost the courage of their convictions.

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