Open main menu

Page:Popular Science Monthly Volume 90.djvu/122

This page needs to be proofread.


106

��Popular Science Monthly

���Photo by Central News

With her obsolete type of Curtiss biplane (called a "pusher") Miss Law covered a distance of five hundred and ninety miles in nine hours, making the world sit up and take notice

��A New World's Record for Continuous Flight Made by Ruth Law

RUTH LAW, a daring young woman of twenty-eight, has two new flying records to her credit — the American cross- country and non-stop record, and the world's record for continuous flight for women pilots. In a two-year-old, now obsolete type of Curtiss biplane she flew from Chicago to Hornell, N. Y., a distance of five hundred and ninety miles, at the rate of one hundred and three miles an hour. She landed because her gasoline gave out. The next morning at nine o'clock she was in New York. Her actual flying time was under nine hours. It takes the fastest ex- press trains twenty hours to make the trip. Until she made her record achieve- ment Miss Law had never flown a greater distance cross-country than twenty-five miles.

���Thi;, iii1l( i)i:clr!K).'ird flyer covered ninety miles of rough country road in two hours. Note the motor-wheel attached at the rear

��Call This a Boy's Toy or a Junior Runabout, As You Please

THE newest thing in motor-vehicles is the speedy-looking craft in the illustra- tion. It is a light but sturdy buckboard. Motive power is furnished by a motor- wheel attached at the rear. The entire machine weighs only one. hundred and thirty-five pounds, and it will cover from eighty to ninety miles on one gallon of gasoline. The control is simple, comprising as it does merely one small thumb-lever attached to the rim of the steering- wheel. A clutch and foot-brake are provided, and the steering arrange- ment is the same as that of an ordinary automobile. The drive-wheel is lifted about an inch off the ground and released at will by means of the clutch. It is cranked by hand.

�� �