OT - Old Photo - The Wildest Thing You Have Ever Laid You Eyes on - Suspension Compound

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 06:57 am:



The Wildest Thing You Have Ever Laid You Eyes on - Suspension Compound: In our detailed post on resilient wheels, we have uncovered this amazing vehicle built in France in 1910. If features wheel hubs suspended with two leaf springs and the most elaborate shock absorber and bridging arrangement imaginable. See it up close and in detail @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=108611


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 10:06 am:

when i see things like that i wonder how could it not survive? it was a work of art even in 1910. hard to imagine that when they finally gave up some body just chopped it up for fire wood and scrap


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 10:46 am:

Clayton.....My thoughts follow yours. We have found out thru a reader the it is on a Pipe chassis that was made in Belgium.

The wild coach work is by French coach builder Henri Labourdette. Based on that ID hopefully we can find out more info about this incredible vehicle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 11:15 am:

Just load that sucker on your trailer and head out for the tour!!

Rick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 11:41 am:

It appears this may have been the big 80 HP six, w/overhead valves. Look for a feature on the maker soon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 11:44 am:



Don't miss our feature on the Resilient Wheel @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=108611


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 11:02 pm:

I have a question about the .com name on all the photos, do you own the photos or are they photos from public domain sites?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren W. Mortensen on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 11:52 pm:

We in the maintenance community have a name for this type of machine: Job Security.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 08:03 am:

"I have a question about the .com name on all the photos, do you own the photos or are they photos from public domain sites?"

Some we own others we either have permission to use them or they are submitted by a reader. We found that we have to watermark all the photos on our site as people steal them and many of them have ended up on Ebay for sale. Sorry if they bother you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 08:09 am:



One of the "Compound Suspension" units. You can see close ups on T.O.M.

We were able to ID the car yesterday, it is a 1910 Pipe that was made in Belgium. It has a 80 HP OHV SIX. Look for a feature on the Pipe soon....It turns out to be quite a car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 08:13 am:

Imagine getting chauffeured up to the local country club Christmas party in that!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Mahaffey on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 09:09 am:

Imagine doing Pike's Peak in it.


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