This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
The pushmobile shown in the illustration takes the place of the one with rollers that is now so popular with the boys. The materials required, usually found about any home, consist of a foot board, 1 in. thick, 2 1/2 in. wide and 2 ft. long; two pieces of wood, each 3/4 in. thick, 2 1/2 in. wide and 9 in. long; one steering post, 1 in. thick, 1 1/2 in. wide and 30 in. long; one handle, 6 in. long; one small hinge ; one carriage bolt, 1/2 in. in diameter and 2 1/2 in. long; two 1/2-in. washers; a few screws, and a pair of discarded ice skates.
One of the 3/4-in. thick pieces is fastened solidly to one end of the foot board with the ends flush. The other piece is swiveled with the bolt at the opposite or front end of the foot board so that at least one-half of the piece projects beyond the end. The steering post is hinged to the projecting end. The skates are fastened to the
Ill: Homemade Pushmobile. Constructed the Same as the Wheeled Kind, with Runners for Snow and Ice
3/4-in. pieces for runners. The manner of propelling the racer is the same as for the pushmobile. - Contributed by W. E. Crane, Cleveland, O.