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Earnest Holmes and His First Tow Truck

An Early Cadillac V-8 Sedan converted into a tow truck Dan Strohl of Hemmings Motor News ran into the early history of the tow truck recently and reported the following:  “While perusing a recent issue of the Caddie Chronicle, the newsletter of the Potomac Region of the Cadillac La Salle Club, we came across the…

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Anthony Michell’s Crankless Engines

A Crankless Engine being tested in a Buick Chassis in 1921 Anthony George Maldon Michell was an English-born engineer that was educated at the Universities of Cambridge in England and Melbourne in Australia. He invented the Mitchell thrust bearing that was patented in 1905. This device when equipped with the one-half ball and pin seen below, and inserted into…

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