• Short Summary

    A combination of 35-thousand dollars and a lot of know-how have provided Charles Keen of Madison Wisconsin, with a pretty snazzy means of transportation.

  • Description

    A combination of 35-thousand dollars and a lot of know-how have provided Charles Keen of Madison Wisconsin, with a pretty snazzy means of transportation.

    It's a hand-made sports car with a fiber-glass body that glistens through 12 coats or red lacquer.

    But the car's real singularity lies beneath the hood. In place of a piston engine, there sits a flash-type boiler: the car runs on steam. Unlike old steam cars, Keen's is ready to go almost the instant the boiler is ignited. Old steam cars used to take 30-minutes to warm up. Keen's takes less than a minute.

    There's no clutch, transmission or drive shaft. Speed is controlled by a foot throtle which governs the amount of steam let into the engine. Better still, the car burns any type of fuel... gasoline, kerosene, or diesel oil. Says Keen:"in an emergency it will even run on good old mountain dew."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAADDFQ9U7OEYJTWFXBZ0CMKD64
    Media URN:
    VLVAADDFQ9U7OEYJTWFXBZ0CMKD64
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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