Archaeology and the Model T

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:11 am:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/2034-140416-labrador-snowmobile-expedition

The continuing story of the recovered snowmobile.
In today's news.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:22 am:

Here is the article:
http://www.thetelegram.com/section/2014-04-15/article-3689268/%26lsquo%3BModel-T %26rsquo%3B-snowmobile-used-in-1920s-expedition-uncovered/1


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Mahaffey on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:14 am:

Do I see a Ruckstell axle on the modified chassis?

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:49 am:

Why was it left out in the wild to begin with?
Why was it not brought back from the expedition then?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:04 am:

Mack,
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.

http://libsysdigi.library.uiuc.edu/oca/Books2008-05/upperordovicianf02roys/upper ordovicianf02roys_djvu.txt

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:52 am:

Looks like a Truckstell rear axle.


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