The Pierre Selmersheim model from 1895 won 500 franks in a competition
for an auto that combined art with science. However the judges were
disappointed. Click on the picture
for a pdf of the text.
Liam found this page
in a book called "The Machine as seen from the end of the mechanical
age." published by the NY MOMA. The date on the model is 1895.
The Car of the Future drawing at right is from an 1890's magazine.
That's all we knew about it until Liam found the book shown above.
Shannon's brother Kevin
has wanted to see it come to life for a long time.
other personality possibilities are shown here. One is Suess like
and the other is a little more Vader.
Doctor Sues happy version
This is a model built
by Kevin a few years ago out of paper. The flat surfaces would
be easier to build.
Yesterday 4/26/11 the
sheet aluminum arrived. It's .032 thickness and there was at least
$50 worth of wood keeping it perfectly flat and smooth. The ship
yard has an English Wheel and we have a planishing hammer.