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.

  1. Caya says: May 23, 20074:09 pm

    Wow, that is purely awesome. That is the kind of thing that made America great.

  2. Stannous says: May 23, 20074:55 pm

    30 mph and 100 mpg from 1 hp???
    Now THAT’S the kind of engines we need today!

  3. Mike Smith says: July 4, 200911:17 am

    Is Freddie still around ? I would like to honour him with life time membership to “Knights of the Third Wheel”

  4. Firebrand38 says: July 4, 200911:23 am

    Gee, a Life membership based on a 72 year old story? Sure you can spare it?

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