1926 Armstead Snow Motor Vehicle

Thanks to Jofus Baylor for this.

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8 Responses to 1926 Armstead Snow Motor Vehicle

  1. Anonymous says:

    Next time you pass through Woodland stop in at the antique tractor adn truck museum. They have one of these on display.

  2. rj says:

    Glad they figured out a chain guard by the end of the film. Wonder how they presented this ad back in 1926?

  3. That thing rocks. Could use it to commute in snowy New England these days.

  4. Wolf Lahti says:

    Why has this passed into history? It seems that it would be a viable alternative to tracked snowmobiles.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I though this would be impossibly retro, but actually it's an extremely clever design.


  6. Anonymous says:

    have to agree, it seems to work very well, with many features. seems sturdy and stable. how does it maneuver/handle compared to a "modern" snowmobile?

  7. Anonymous says:

    a little more history on this type of propulsion:


    Mike W

  8. Would like to know Armsteads first name that bought the the patent

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