Skaters’ pusher: all play, no work (Feb, 1965)

Skaters’ pusher: all play, no work

The rear skater in the quintet at right furnishes locomotion —the others just go along for the ride.

Strapped to his back is a homemade air propeller powered by a lawn-mower motor. The blade of the pusher fan whirls in a protective wire frame.

Introduced on Como Lake, St. Paul, Minn., it can do 30 m.p.h.— without extra riders.

3 comments
  1. Stannous says: November 22, 20068:01 pm

    A tank of gas, a spinning propeller, a gas motor, a bunch of kids on ice…
    what ever could go wrong?

  2. Laura says: September 18, 200710:35 am

    Not to worry! There’s a “protective wire frame”!

  3. darren says: November 17, 201010:35 pm

    I think the protective wire frame protects the blades when the skater falls over. Not sure I would want that thing strapped to my back going full throttle if I have fallen over backwards.

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