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Monday, January 11, 2016

1939 Maytag Jalopy

February 2, 1939. "Builds own Jalopy. Thirty dollars was all it cost Robert Preston, 16-year-old high school senior, to build this midget automobile. Weighing approximately 250 pounds, the 'jalopy' is powered with a washing machine motor of ¾ horsepower and has a maximum speed of 20 miles an hour. His license tags for this year will cost 32 cents." Harris & Ewing glass negative.

1939 Maytag Jalopy

Here's a clip of a 1934 Maytag Engine running:


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