• Short Summary

    VISNEWS filmed a demonstration of an invention designed to enable motorists to park in a space the exact length of their vehicle.

  • Description

    VISNEWS filmed a demonstration of an invention designed to enable motorists to park in a space the exact length of their vehicle. If you have experienced shunting back and forth trying to squeeze your car into a gap in the interminable lines of cars parked along the roadways, you will appreciate the value of this Aarbourg motorist's invention.

    Gaps exactly the length of your car though maddeningly frequent were previously ignored. "You'll never get in there" your passenger would say!
    Having fitted this device to your car, you can now find such a haven and drive the nose of the car as far into the gap as possible.

    Two wheels, facing sideways, are lowered to the ground on a retractable undercarriage. At the same time the two rear wheels of the car are lifted to rest on two bevelled rollers. When put in reverse gear the rear wheels rotate the bevelled rollers. Connected to the rollers by a camshaft arrangement the two sideways placed wheels on the undercarriage then take the rear of the car sideways into the gap and your car is parked.

    Press a button on the dashboard and the undercarriage is taken back up into the chassis ready to take you out of the gap...or into another.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6HR4IQ5BT7IC6SO4B0FD8VPEB
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HR4IQ5BT7IC6SO4B0FD8VPEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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