The Motor-Sleigh – Early Patents for Winter Travel: A snow storm is moving in on us here at The Old Motor, and that makes for an excellent time to share with you a number of interesting “Motor-Sleigh” patent drawings. See these interesting vehicle and many more @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=114032
The screw type is the same idea as the Fordson tractor, I think it would had worked just fine
That Fordson just flew over the snow in the video I saw. Can you imagine just how fast the auto adaptation would have been able to go? That car is whole lot lighter than the tractor.
If I had money to toss I would love to build something like that using modern parts and light weight materials and a strong power plant, But like 90% of the nation Im broke so it will never happen
"The screw type is the same idea as the Fordson tractor, I think it would had worked just fine"
Amazing isn't it? And it was all laid out in 1907 as a double Archimedes' screw design, many years before the Fordson attachment that used a slightly different configuration.
How about this one....How did he expect the prop to drive it if it was enclosed? His patent application shows a screen on the front of the enclosure.