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Ackerman Spring Wheels

A pair of Indian Motorcycles which have been fitted with Ackerman wheels with resilient spring steel spokes. The Indian above has the standard Ackerman wheel, while the bot-tom photo shows an Indian fitted with the special double-spoke unit. These wheels were introduced in the late teens. For much more information about resilient wheels see this…

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Israel I. Ziperstein and His Flying Machine Patents

It has been a while since we have covered any aircraft, and this entertaining machine is perfect for a return there. Israel I. Ziperstein and his associates concentrated on devices to stabilize, propel and elevate so-called heavier-than-air machines. The patent drawing seen here illustrates Ziperstein’s Aeronautical Device for which a patent was issued on August 12,…

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