The speed handbook

The speed handbook

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An argument that the sensation of speed (made available to many through the mass-produced automobile) was the quintessential way that people experienced modernity.... had a new three-point motor suspension, improved arc springs, enclosed transmission, and a detachable cylinder head. ... At the same time, it was relatively noisy, clanking and rattling: one joke had it that a€œwhen my Ford is running at 5 mph, the ... a#39;7 This resulted from the not overly neat joinings and rivetings of the many metal pieces, as well as from engine noise; ... Commodity aesthetics were forgone in this, the grandest commodity, in favor of savings, and the focus was kept firmlyanbsp;...

Title:The speed handbook
Author:Enda Duffy
Publisher:Duke University Press Books - 2009-06-29


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