Steam-driven Wheels for Cars (Dec, 1932)
Steam-driven Wheels for Cars
AN AUTOMOBILE carrying motors in its wheels is being perfected in a Chicago laboratory. Each wheel contains a six-cylinder engine fed with steam through the hub, and mounted eccentrically to the wheel proper. The piston rods of the steam wheel descend one after another propelling the car ever forward. An automobile so equipped, inventors claim, could travel at a speed of 100 miles an hour and cover 2,000 miles without refueling. This would be a great advantage, especially to high-speed cross-country busses which waste time filling gas tanks en route.