This unit has been found in S. Dakota, Temp. was -14 Started and ran well. It is the only one known to exist that was made by the Hilco Co. of St. Cloud Mn. in the 30's. If you know of others let us know, also if you know of any Eskimobiles
that were made in Almena Wi. For T's & A's -1924 into the mid 30's.
I love it!
Learned something new today. I have live 10 minutes from St Cloud all my life and never new the had a company that made snow conversions. So is this one staying in S Dakota or has it moved West or what?
Neat vehicle! Did it drop all those rust flakes when it lurched to a stop?
Those are " Patina Particles " ....
This month's Central NH Model T club had a presentation about T snowmobiles.
It was great to learn how a few guys meeting for fun grew into a happening with hundreds of people traveling across the country to New England to enjoy a special group of Model T's.
Some of the funny stories were about the year without snow when they had to truck the snow from the piles in local supermarket parking lots, the time when some city folks had to walk the length of a snow covered field without boots on when one of the snowmobiles ran out of gas, and how they allowed almost anyone that wanted to drive the snowmobiles because it was had to get find a driver that was willing to brave the cold weather in an open vehicle
Its staying in S Dakota, but there is a person from MN. that interested in restoring it. There were many others that were made in ones and twos
all over that part of the country I have pictures of some.. The Snowmobile Co had a assembly plant and warehouse in Min.-St Paul.