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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Eliot Cricket III

1938 Eliot Cricket III, Samuel Eliot, ASAE, was an automotive experimenter and visionary. The Cricket III incorporated many of his ahead-of-the-time ideas; torsion-bar suspension, stainless-steel body; one-piece frame, rear-mounted engine, aircraft type control column for steering and braking and no-glare, slotted headlights. Among his many patents was an engine which would run on any fuel. In 1933 he built Boston’s first parking garage. This vehicle was a test bed so that the specifications varied widely.
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