Quote: Originally Posted by AndyF
#17 Ski-Doo was an american invention according to the US Encyclopedia. I did a research a few years back to see just how honest our friends are. I knew it was a Canadian invention, so checked their encyclopedia and there it was, someone in Minnesota or Illinois can't remember invented it. Didn't help my respect for them since.
I thought Bombarier invented the snowmobile:
" It took him about 10 years and twelve prototypes before he came up
with something he was satisfied with. “The difference with this one was
he understood he had to put the weight on the back so on the traction
would be better. At this time he invented the sprocket wheel system
which is his most famous invention. He got a patent for it in 1937,”
states Julie. “ This vehicle marked a change and he named the garage
Moto Neige Bombardier. From this point on he was not just a mechanic,
but doing manufacturing. He sold about 9 of these units and made
changes every year.”
In 1936 Bombardier came up with the B7 model and from 1938 to 1948 ..."
www.slednews.com/cip/index.cf...n,1026,0,0,0,1 (external - login to view)
"The first United States patent for a snow-vehicle using the now recognized format of rear track(s) and front sleds was issued to a R.H.Muscott of Waters, Michigan on June 27, 1916 with U.S. Patent # 1,188,981 "
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowmobile (external - login to view)
I guess it was a US invention.