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How to Win a Cold War

Posted February 17, 2010 12:01 AM by dstrohl

Powel Crosley was an American inventor who aimed to help the Allies win World War II. His efforts included motorcycles, three-wheelers, the Crosley Pup, the proximity fuse, and an experimental snowmobile. But this is not that snowmobile.

Instead, it appears to be something built by the proprietor of Rig All Tool and Die (or is that Riggalls – it's spelled both ways) in Utica, New York. Riggalls is now Rig All, a crane and specialized fabricating company, as it has been since 1962, though it's been in the same location for an unknown length of time before then.

Just prior to a recent move to another location, Ryan Williams, an employee at Rig All, saved this contraption from the crusher. "Nobody knows who built it," Ryan said. "All they know is that it hadn't moved from that spot in 35 years."

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