Slate: Housecar

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Thomas B. Slate once wrote, "The highlight of my inventive career came during World War One," when he developed airplane technology for the Allies. After the war he built a "housecar" on a Ford truck chassis, where his family briefly lived and attempted a cross-country road trip. In 1924, Slate developed the commercial process for the manufacture of dry ice. From 1925-1929, he was building the Slate All-Metal Airship called the "City of Glendale".

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Slate's housecar experiment

 

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