The continuing story of the recovered snowmobile.
In today's news.
Here is the article:
Do I see a Ruckstell axle on the modified chassis?
Why was it left out in the wild to begin with?
Why was it not brought back from the expedition then?
In the narrative of the Rawson-Millan subarctic expedition of 1927 and 1928 it does not say why they left the snowmobile there. It only states, "The means of transportation consisted of three boats and a snowmobile. Of the three boats two were schooners, the Bowdoin and the Radio, and one a 35-foot cabin cruiser, the Seeko. The snowmobile was used for travel over frozen waterways during the winter."
They likely just considered it not part of their primary mission and it was just not worth the effort to bring it back.
Looks like a Truckstell rear axle.