LUGGAGE RACK for Volkswagen was recently exhibited at a Fall Fair in Frankfurt Germany. Easily attached to car in a few minutes, trunk costs about $65, is 110 lbs.
FLIPPED sideways, rack allows VW owner easy access to engine. Device is made by Kurt Maruitz firm in Duesseldorf to fill long-felt need on little autos.
The Hollywood High Tower elevator is still there and still in use.
To that let me add this aerial view from Google Maps.
Outdoor Community Elevator Serves Dwellers on Lofty Hillside
Rising like the tower of a Spanish mission from a hillside in Hollywood, Calif., is a unique community elevator which residents have built to solve the problem of getting to their homes. The tower, surmounted by an artistic cupola, rises from a practically level street to a height of about 100 feet. About one-third of it is located in a concrete shaft within the hill. The elevator itself is reached through a fifty-foot tunnel cut in the solid rock, is electrically operated and controlled with a push button by the user.
Warning the Driver Behind with a Red Hand
A NEW traffic signal embodies a glass tube containing neon at a pressure much below the atmosphere. When it is subjected to static electric pressure, it glows a deep orange red. The upraised red hand of warning does exactly what it should do—attracts the attention of the man behind you.
NEW on the ROAD
Rolling Home had long been the vehicular dream of Paul Prigg of Miami. Then one day he decided he would stop dreaming and make the thing. Here it is! It’s built of aluminum on a Packard chassis and motor with special heavy-duty springs. It sleeps four, has hot and cold water, closets, cabinets and, in fact, just about everything a couple would want in a home.
Auto Top Makes a Motor Boat
A KANSAS CITY man, unwilling to give up the joys of boating entirely for the joys of touring, has invented a camp-automobile of which the top is a complete motor boat, engine and all. The boat slides off on rollers and can easily be handled by one man, unlike some other one-man tops. It will carry six persons. Another extraordinary feature of the equipment of the automobile is a hot and cold water supply.
High ground clearance mates with a low silhouette in AM General’s new cross-country vehicle. Designed for a U.S. Army competition, the 1-1/4-ton prototype could serve as an anti-tank missile carrier, a fire-control vehicle, or even an ambulance, says the company.
Steel Rail at Center of Road Prevents Head-On Crash
White center lines on the highway warn motorists to stay in their own lanes, but they don’t prevent a crash if someone ventures across the line at the wrong time. Real protection is now offered by a center-line guard rail of convex steel strips supported by spring-steel posts, sturdy and resilient enough to absorb the shock of impact and deflect the car back to its proper lane. This traffic divider occupies no more space than is taken by the double white line.
SPEEDOMETER ON BACK OF CAR IS GARAGE AD
Installing a monster speedometer in the back of a car, as illustrated above, so that its reading will be plainly visible from the rear, is the latest way of advertising garage service. A legend on the dial reads, “How’s your speedometer?”, inviting the driver of a following car to keep pace while he compares his own instrument with the speed-indicating pointer.
Carefully calibrated for accuracy, it permits a quick and satisfactory check-up.
So apparently the controversy over gun control has a long and oft repeated history.
Also, I love the idea of giving speeders an “insanity test”.
COMMENT and REVIEW
Pistols and Automobiles Kill 20,000.
THE count of the death toll from revolvers and automobiles for 1922 is completed and rolls up the astounding total of 10,000 from pistols and revolvers, and about the same number from automobiles. In both counts many hundred, if not several thousand, who died weeks or months after the accident, and in the case of revolvers, many more who were killed and the bodies concealed and not yet found, were not included.