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A Bit More on the Land Cruiser/Alligator

Came across a bit more about this:


From Motor Boating magazine, July 1912:

"Norman Leeds, treasurer and general manager of the Automatic Machine Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is making an extended trip through Europe in the interests of Automatic marine engines. Mr. Leeds will visit the company's agencies in France, Spain, and Norway."

And from Robert Icks:

"Norman Leeds of the Automatic Machine Company of Hartford, Connecticut built two mock-up hulls on the chassis of the firm’s commercial ‘Alligator’ vehicle, calling them the ‘Automatic Land Cruiser I. and II."

If that's correct, then the drawings aren't just artist's impressions but of something that actually existed. I haven't found any more about the Alligator.


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