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BACK TO THE FUTURE (Thank you to amarrok forum member urban360!)
 In 1898 was published a book entitled "The car of tomorrow" written by John Grand-Carteret, engravings were created by Gustave Girrane
Below engraving "Predictions for 1900"

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46 minutes ago, Greg Spalding said:

Such amazing information

Fantastic that you posted here for us to enjoy

It is very appreciated

 

32 minutes ago, Ozpeter said:

Excellent find!  They even predicted electric power.  But the date was a little optimistic.

I'm sorry i forget the translating note

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"croquis original de Gustave Girrane

En 1900, un inventeur trouvera les minuscules automobiles électriques et portatives, que chacun pourra facilement posséder, parce qu'elles seront à la portée de toutes les bourses.
Plus de piétons, tel sera le résultat ! "

 

in english:

original sketch of Gustave Girrane

In 1900, inventor found electrical and portable tiny car that everyone can have easy, because they will be within reach of every budget.
there is no more pedestrians, such will be the result ! "

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On 9/19/2016 at 7:50 AM, Jojo33A said:

BACK TO THE FUTURE (Thank you to amarrok forum member urban360!)
 In 1898 was published a book entitled "The car of tomorrow" written by John Grand-Carteret, engravings were created by Gustave Girrane
Below engraving "Predictions for 1900"

1gyropast.jpg

John-Grand-Carteret-LA-VOITURE-DE-DEMAIN-_57 (1).jpg

John-Grand-Carteret-LA-VOITURE-DE-DEMAIN-_57.jpg

This vision of that future is reality for my wife and me today.

I reflected to the World’s Fair in Chicago of 1893 and the 600 acres that would be travelled by people in human carried carriages and wheelchairs, even without a handicap.

Recently I went to that area and travelled the area in my MiniPro.  I imagined what it would have been like over 124 years ago.

Electricity, movies, cars, and planes were in its infancy.

So was the Segway.

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