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LOOKING - SEARCHING & A SPECIAL THANKS TO MIKE & HIS MOTHER GENE CAIN
"HERE IT IS"


So far, only one person actually remembers Andrew King's Snow Machine which he built in the 1920s. It was powered by a Model "T" engine and required two people to operate it. Albert Rich, who is the only person I have been able to find who remembers it so far, tells me he was the first chauffer. He and Andrew took a ride with Albert doing the steering and Andrew manning the engine. It was steered by means of two ropes, not an easy task according to Albert, and of course the speed was controlled by Andrew in the back. I strongly suspect that it also was a wee bit noisy and any screams of slow down were not heard by Andrew. He did become aware, however, he was going just a little bit too fast, when they ended up in about four feet of snow in a ditch. Albert, who is now in his mid to late 90s, reiterated, of course this was when I was young and foolish and I certainly wouldn't do that today. To the best of Albert's recollection, they only experimented with it one winter before they went on to bigger and better things.

Henry A. Raymond
vtgrandpa@yahoo.com
January 28, 2003