Legless Man Tours in Odd Trailer (Nov, 1937)
Legless Man Tours in Odd Trailer
Traveling alone in a unique, powered trailer, Freddie Carson, a legless newsboy of Santa Ana, Calif., is making a 2,500-mile-trip across the continent to Florida. Hitched behind a three-wheel invalid chair, as shown in the photograph, the trailer is equipped with a one-horsepower motor that provides a top speed of thirty miles an hour. Remote-control levers operate the engine from the seat of the chair. Although the motorized trailer is only seven feet long and four feet wide, it is equipped with running water, a bed, a radio, and other accessories. On his transcontinental trip, Carson expects to get more than 100 miles to a gallon of fuel.