Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fairhaven, MA
Bronco Info: 1996 Eddie-Bauer 5.8/1974 Bronco 351C
Like the rest of the you, I know almost nothing about this picture. The photograph comes courtesy of the Library of Congress‘s photo archives, which describes it simply as a “wheeled vehicle with mounted propeller” from October 11, 1922. Herbert A. French donated the photo to the library in 1947. The overhead-camshaft V-8 engine appears to be a World War I Hispano-Suiza aircraft engine and the chassis appears to be a wagon with a truck frame mounted to it. Best guess is this rig was built to test propeller pitch as it seems to be adjustable, possibly by loosening that large nut in the center and rotating the blades? The large wooden beams on chains appear to be chocks to act as a brake to stop movement.
When I was fourteen years old, I was amazed at how unintelligent my father was. By the time I turned twenty-one, I was astounded at how much he had learned in the last seven years
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