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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spring-Powered Car: Did It Exist?

In a time when auto-innovators are looking for the next answer to alternative energy for the road, one blast-from-the-past comes to us in the way of spring technology. According to one newspaper article from 1933, supposedly the Japanese had developed a spring-powered car that could drive 40 miles on a single "wind up"; whatever that entailed. Little else is known about the car since it doesn't appear they were put into production, but pondering on whether or not the car actually existed and could they ever exist is half of the fun of this legend. For more information on this possible myth-mobile, check out Modern Mechanix's piece for the full scoop on this tightly-wound wagon. 

For more information on the use of springs and custom spring manufacturing, visit the offical site of Tulsa, OK's own Ebsco Spring Company. For the finest springs made in the U.S.A., look no further than the spring experts at Ebsco Spring. 

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