jay!! that aint no mod t nor overland. that's all I know!!!charley
Well you got me, should duh looked closer with my eye glasses on before posting.
Kinda looks like a Chevrolet
Regardless of the car make, is it reasonable to think a car equipped with "snow screws" will achieve enough traction to effectively pull all those people in the sled? Seems like a reach to me. Furthermore, if they do get it going and encounter a downhill slope, how the heck will they stop it?
T or not, it's a cool photo(pardon the pun), Jay. Thanks!
check this out.
The Snow unit was (Motor Sled) patented and built in Seattle Wa.by F.R.Burch. Patent 1916 granted 1917 reissued 1918. Picture was taken in Canada, need to check files to find out where in Canada.
Amazing. Thanks for the link Brian. I hereby withdraw my concerns about traction!
In the 19-sixties a group within Chrysler was working on a similar concept vehicle for the Canadian military. Don't know what became of it.
It's an Armstead Snow Motor attachment. They were made for Fords, Fordsons, Chevrolet, and possibly other brands.
You can watch an original promotional film for these units on Youtube.
There were also some screw type units powered both by steam and gas invented by a man named Peavey around 1900 for use in the logging industry.
I’m sure that the concept was easy to grasp so there were
likely many different classifications using the basic idea.
Here are a three of the earliest ones that I have seen while messing around in patents,
J.J.A. Morath for an “Agricultural Machine” issued on Oct 24, 1899.
Patent number: 635501
Filing date: May 18, 1899
Issue date: Oct 24, 1899
C.E.S. Burch was issued a patent for an “Ice Locomotive” on Mar 5, 1901.
Charles E.S. Burch
Filing date: Jun 11, 1900
Issue date: Mar 05, 1901
I.Q.A. Peavey, (who was the inventor of the “Peavy” log handling tool) was issued his patent for a “Snow Locomotive” on Aug 20, 1907.
Ira Q.A. Peavey
Assignor to Charles L. Hathaway
and Charles D. Whittier
Filing date: Nov 16, 1904
Issue date: Aug 20, 1907
This is my version, it is a snowmobile. I got it from a guy named Huck so we call it "The Huckmobile" I have had it for years, it is a someday project. It was suppose to be built from plan in Popular Mechanics
dennis, that is really cool!! tell us more about it please
That's super cool, Dennis
Maybe it was made out of a drop tank from a ww2 plane? What under the hood?
Drop tank and a couple grain augers and your ready to run the Irondog.
good guess mike, but that thing looks to good to be home made to me. body i think is from a kids carnaval ride. side scoops look like a 38 dodge head light bucket cut in half!
SWEET, So was the previous owners name Jules Verne?
All that I know about it is the body is a P51 wing tank the side vents are headlight buckets the steering wheel is a pulley with part of it cut away and there are suppose to be wooden skis on the front. I am planning on putting a 5hp Briggs motor running a hydraulic pump and motors off of a wheel line(farm irrigation self moving water system), and burners out the back for effect. It has no power plant in it now. It has been in many local parades on floats as a rocket ship.
Was it ever successful as a snow vehicle?
Maybe 5 hp would be a bit slow, perhaps you can fit a snowmobile engine in there? A modern engine in an old body - a cool snow rod