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AMAZED BY GYRO-CAR.

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

AMAZED BY GYRO-CAR.

The New York Times
April 29, 1914


Excitement is Caused in London by the Two-Wheeled Vehicle.

Special Cable to The New York Times.

LONDON, April 28.—The first public appearance of M. Schidowsky's two-wheeled gyroscopic motor car in the streets of London to-day caused immense excitement.  The car carried the inventor, a mechanic, and Louis Brennan, the inventor of the gyroscopic mono-rail train.

The gyro-car made several short trips, the speed never exceeding four miles an hour.  No noise was audible except from the running of the engine and the regular striking of a small bell which kept count of the revolutions of the gyroscope.

When the car was at rest it rocked very slightly, so little as to be barely perceptible.  The motion of the car is indistinguishable from that of an ordinary automobile.  There is no rocking or unsteadiness.

Owing to the great weight, three tons, which the car carried to-day, it was impossible to drive the machine except on the lowest gear.

The cost of constructing the car was about $12,500.



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