HOBBYHORSE REALLY GETS SOMEWHERE (Nov, 1936)

HOBBYHORSE REALLY GETS SOMEWHERE

When a child jumps up and down in the saddle of a hobbyhorse of new design, the mechanical steed carries him forward several feet with each bounce. The secret of the ingenious motion lies in a locking mechanism that enables the rubber-tired wheels to move frontward only. Each jounce compresses the spring frame, exerting a forward kick against the movable front wheels and a backward kick against the locked rear wheels, and thus propelling the whole vehicle ahead.

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  1. MAKE: Blog says: April 11, 20078:50 pm

    Springy hobbyhorse…

    This “Hobbyhorse” from Popular Science 1936 reminds me of those new fangled springy bicycle/scooters I’ve seen advertised around, might be a good (re)make – Link…….

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