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The Coffee Pot – A Roadside Attraction for Seventy Eight Years

The Lincoln Highway, one the original east-west highways stretched 3,142 miles between New York City and San Francisco in the 1920s. On the thoroughfare “Novelty Architecture,” with the structure performing its own advertising was popular.   The heavily traveled road offered an opportunity for entrepreneurs, and David Koontz originally built the eye-catching “The Coffee Pot” restaurant in 1927 for…

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M. Mercier’s Four-Stroke V-Twin Powered Roller Skates

M. Mercier's Two-Stroke V-Twin Powered Roller Skates

Updated – M. Constantini of Paris, France was an early prolific inventor of carburetors and other automotive subassemblies. He was also interested in motorized roller skate designs and built two sets of the curious devices. The pair of machines was reviewed in an April 1906, Scientific American article. Featured here are four photos from the February 25, 1912 Austrian General…

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