Frank Shea (L) of Brooklyn, NY and William Burke of Passaic, NJ at Brockton Fair. They have been driving the unique traveling wagon 'Checkers' coast to coast 6 times and to Mexico and every province in Canada.
So I guess they were Big Airplane Game Hunters ?
1. Why are they both using crutches?
2. How long do you suppose they had to drive to cover that many miles in a TT at an average speed of probably 15 MPH?.
Henry, man on left is missing left leg at the knee and man on right is missing his left foot. IF that is what you meant. Answer to #2, probably quite a long time
it's from October, 1928. They were both disabled war veterans as can be read here with a second view of their wagon: https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:05742106t
What kind of creature is that on the the guys back?
Cute little fellow
Wow. I can't believe I missed seeing that he has a leg missing. The foot is a little harder to see, I missed that too.
Need more coffee.
The critter looks like a Coati-Mundi. Says they traveled to Mexico, I reckon that's where they picked him up ?
Two proud veterans!
It was equipped with a Warford which may have helped them to go faster.
Warford-sign (74.6 k)
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WOW!! Today they would not make it past Chicago with all those guns.
thanks for the tip. Here is the Warford sign on that truck
Please forgive me. I mean no malice or disrespect.
How'd they drive that thing? It takes 2 feet to drive a T.
I have seen a photo of a Model T with hand levers on the pedals for drivers missing legs.
Here's a Model T outfitted for a driver with no arms.
I have been pondering a similar fate... albeit not so drastic. Asni'm just getting the T into driving shapenwith b long overdue band replacement, hogshead rebuild, running lights, etc.... it appears my last bit of driving pushed my left knee over the limit... can barely walk, let alone use the low/high pedal. Likely a torn meniscus. Hopefully can be repaired , and I'll be back in the saddle in the spring???
I have that same torn area in the knee it affects everything thing you do when working on a car. It was a year before I could get up an down with my knee but it is getting better without the surgery. I would have had it fixed but is almost impossible to get off at my job of 26years.
Dang... no fun, Tim.... my be we should look at those hand shifting pictures!!
Dennis, I have had a torn medial meniscus repaired three times, once on the left, twice on the right between '87 and '95. They were all done arthrascopicly (that's as close as I can get without looking it up) and the down time was minimal. I even went to a swap meet with my buddy just a couple of days after the first one, on crutches of course. Haven't had any problems with them since '95. Much better than when they had to open up your knee. Dave
Good to hear!! I'm sure leg and joint pain is nothing new to the folks on this forum! :-) sorry for the thead-jack! Dennis
My grandfather had one leg, drove model T's because he was better able to drive them than a car that used a clutch and sliding gear transmission with foot feed gas.
Could this photo be the answer to the age old mystery of the Chupacabra? That animal looks exactly like a coatimundi, but I'm going with coatimundi. Only a WWI vet could tame one of those.
Don't see why a one legged person couldn't drive a T. Might involve a lot more use of the hand brake lever for neutral but certainly not impossible.
It looks like a water cooled Browning machine gun on the roof.Bud.