Items of Interest to Motorists (Feb, 1931)
Items of Interest to Motorists
This new type of lap robe is held snugly around the waist by means of a band of spring steel, while two additional clamps keep it in place around the ankles.
Thousands of lives can be saved each year by the use of the auto cow-catcher, shown above, which can scoop up a person without injury when the car is going 30 miles per hour. The mechanism is released by a lever underneath steering wheel.
Left—the brace of an old bucksaw can be made to serve as a rim tool as illustrated in this photo. Right —To avoid scraping his car against the side of the building as he drove down his extremely narrow driveway, a motorist built the special concrete steering channel shown here. When once the wheels enter the channels, which are somewhat wider than the tires, the car is naturally self-steering. The ends of the grooves are flared out so that the wheels can enter without scraping or bumping.