This question was missed by me or was before I was on the Forum. Has anyone found how to contact the owner of this unit. The Snow Flyer Co,s. first attempt at a snow unit failed, the designers and joint builders of the unit were Mr. Lagenfeld and Mr. Arps. There failed first production units were built in this way, having a chain drive for all rear wheels. These two men parted company and each redesigning the the unit. Mr lagenfeld kept the name Snow Flyer and Snow Flyer Co. and Mr.Arps used the name Snow Bird by F-S Mfg.Co.( Farm Specialty Mfg.Co.) and were in compassion working in the same town until 1933 when Mr Arps purchased The Snowmobile Corp. ( Formally the Snow Flyer Corp.) Below is the factory picture of one of the about 25 built and sold, most were purchased back by Mr. Lagenfeid. Could this be one that was missed?? Look closely and you can see the chain for the tandem drive. I would like to talk with the owner of that unit (on U Tube).
Bumpita T Bump
If my eyes don't deceive me I think there is a chain running between the two rear wheels behind the hubs.
Why would they have a chain? Surely the tracks do the transfer. Tanks have only one driving sprocket.
The chain was part of the original design by Mr Arps & Lagenfeld jointly along with a bad design of the track connectors. I believe that they were trying not to infringe on Mr. Whites Snowmobile patents but failed with there try and then going off on there own in creating the Snow Flyer and Snow Bird Designs.
I would like to know if there is one that survived the by back and was not destroyed or if it is something someone came up with and built.