Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Around 1930 there were more ways to start a car than I've heard of, Christensen Gas and Air starter, compressed air, mechanical, and electric. Or, the old hand crank method if you're trying to stay in shape


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  1. The date would be more like 1912-1914. The electric starter was obviously not universal, having first appeared on the 1912 Cadillac, but it was within just a few years.

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    1. I pulled this page from the 1931 Dykes, and though some of these may be from even earlier than 1912, there are a couple that might be from the 1920s, so, what the heck. I had to caption the post something, and a good ol vague "around 1930" was what came to mind

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  2. Historical one, a kind of trivia piece of information. Thanks for sharing these pages.

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    1. sure! It's one of the many things I take a lot of joy in... the strange and entertaining trivial things from early in the last century

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    2. what in the world are you doing looking at my old car stuff for? An app designer, and young woman? That is about at the distant end of the list of types of people that are into how cars were started a hundred years ago

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