May 19th, 2015

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This incredible solar powered steam engine was built in the early 1890's in Pasadena California by a farmer to pump water for his ostrich farm! He must have been quit a character back then! The "Sun Motor" was constructed with 1,800 mirrors 2 feet long by 3 inches wide and was supported on a light iron framework. In the focus of the mirrors was a boiler, 13 feet 6 inches long, painted black. The boiler held about 100 gallons of water, which was fed automatically. It was capable of pumping 1,400 gallons of water per minute. It seems that nothing is new when it comes to alternate energy.

LIQUID AIR CAR COMPANY 1903



LIQUID AIR CAR COMPANY 1903 This interesting car, while not electric, is unusual since it shows that early vehicle manufacturers were trying every possible technology. This one is powered by liquefied air (rather cold!). Below is a diagram of how the vehicle worked.




Если были ЛОКОМОТИВЫ на сжатом воздухе, то почему бы не быть и автомобилям ? И они были.

electric-gasoline hybrid car




This 1903 Krieger proves that there is nothing new under the sun. This car is a front wheel drive electric-gasoline hybrid car and has power steering. A gasoline engine supplements the battery pack. Between 1890 and 1910, there were many hybrid electric cars and four wheel drive electric cars. Electric cars were more expensive than gasoline cars and electrics were considered more reliable and safer. With the development of the starter motor for gasoline cars and increased range of gasoline cars, most people public interest switched from electrics to gasoline by 1915.

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