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State Archives of Florida
J.C. Thomas and his Windmobile in Saint Augustine.
Series/Collection number: M82- 38, Florida tourist photographs, 1880-1945
Inventor J.C. Thomas of St. Augustine built this "windmobile" around 1940. Battery turned the propeller on the front of the car which in turn generated electricity, charging the machine's twelve storage batteries. An electric motor powered the car up to speeds of fifty miles an hour. Thomas estimated the car cost one quarter of a cent per mile to operate.
Subject - Person
Chicago Manual of Style
Kobel Feature Photos (Frankfort, Ind.). J.C. Thomas and his Windmobile in Saint Augustine. 20th century. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/17338>, accessed 24 September 2021.
Kobel Feature Photos (Frankfort, Ind.). J.C. Thomas and his Windmobile in Saint Augustine. 20th century. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/17338>.
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(State Archives of Florida/Kobel Feature Photos (Frankfort)