Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More Snow Motors

We've had an amazing number of people check out our December post on Fordson Snow Devils, so I thought I'd follow up with more pictures of these funky machines.

The first photos are of a nice-looking Fordson Snow Motor at the Heidrick Ag History Center near Sacramento, CA. We need to get measurements and photos of its rear gear mechanisms so we can fabricate a set for the Snow Motor we have on display.

I found the next two photos on the Internet and they've been reposted so many times I have no idea who the photographers are. If one of these pictures is yours and you would like credit, please let me know. This wonderful example in the upper photo belongs to the World Museum of Mining in Butte Montana. The one below it is a mystery. Anyone know where that Snow Motor resides?

While searching for more photos I was stunned to discover how viral the video of Henry Ford demonstrating a Snow Motor has gone. It's been posted on a gazillion forums, ranging from antique tractor groups to hot rodder forums. If you haven't seen this video, you really must! 

Finally, here is a photo I took of the Fordson Snow Motor parked behind the museum in Valdez, Alaska. Like the Snow Motor we have, this is one of the original three that were brought to Alaska to support the 1926 Wilkins-Eielson transarctic flight attempt sponsored by the Detroit News. Although it still has both sets of screws, it's missing a lot of parts.

I've come across several historic photos (and one video) of these Snow Motors in Alaska, but if you know of others I'd love to hear from you.



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