Fast Electric Air Trolleys Planned by French Inventor (May, 1930)
Fast Electric Air Trolleys Planned by French Inventor
A UNIQUE air-trolley propelled over a monorail by an electric motor at a speed of 150 m.p.h, has been designed by Joseph Archer, a French engineer, who expects to demonstrate his unique invention in Paris shortly. The drawing above illustrates the essential features of Archer’s design. The car is streamlined and when in motion most of its weight is supported by fin-like wings projecting from its sides. By reversing the propeller passengers can bring the car to a stop within 100 yards.