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Old 04-18-2016, 08:51 AM
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Does anyone have info on these machines? I believe that the men involved were Ira Davidson and Ted Flynn, circa 1930's. I know they used one on Mt. Hood to build the original Magic Mile chairlift. Would one of you computer greeks please open these photos for me. Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:18 AM
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I think there is a short write up on the unusual locomotion motive web site?
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A bad end-around, but for some reason a security failure keeps popping up when trying to convert the tiff to jpeg.
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Thank you Mr. Sqwrl, I will look for it when I get some time.

And thanks to Mr. Net for making the photos show up.

I am not sure if this is the same machine in both photos, the top one may have the negative backward. The lower is right because I know the background. My guess is that they are not the same machine from looking at the access door to the pontoon.
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There were two examples of this style produced before going to a twin track design steered by clutches. These two steered by the sleigh pulling the drive unit side to side by a winch/cable setup. One was used at Mt Hood and the second at Sun Valley, ID. It now sits at a museum in Cedar City, UT.
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There were two examples of this style produced before going to a twin track design steered by clutches. These two steered by the sleigh pulling the drive unit side to side by a winch/cable setup. One was used at Mt Hood and the second at Sun Valley, ID. It now sits at a museum in Cedar City, UT.
I go through Cedar City several times a year, do you happen to know the name of the museum?
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I believe it's Iron Mission State Park Museum right in town.
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Is this the Sun Valley Sno-Motor?
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thought you were only interested in Tuckers ?

are you feeling okay ??

do you need some Orange Koolaid ???
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http://www.amsnow.com/reviews/mounta...rthwest-powder

I posted this before but it looks similar but they are calling it a snow snort. Looks like a 2 band machine with the same design. Supposed to be close to where I live.
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http://www.amsnow.com/reviews/mounta...rthwest-powder

I posted this before but it looks similar but they are calling it a snow snort. Looks like a 2 band machine with the same design. Supposed to be close to where I live.
so so so so so so.......

where is it???
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I haven't seen it. One of my friends is in one of those pictures though, I'll ask him next time I see him.
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When I saw the headline for this thread I thought it might be about this 1926 Fordson Snow Motor that was recently restored by the Fountainhead Auto Museum here in Fairbanks, Alaska.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fountain...=page_internal
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When I saw the headline for this thread I thought it might be about this 1926 Fordson Snow Motor that was recently restored by the Fountainhead Auto Museum here in Fairbanks, Alaska.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fountain...=page_internal
I think that this machine was called a Snow Devil.
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http://www.newsminer.com/features/su...6f3577824.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw-propelled_vehicle
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and 1 last one,

does someone need some orange koolaid ?
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You better take the Koolaid and an orange blossom pie up there immediately!
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But it followed me home and there is orange paint on it.
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