1769 Cugnot Steamer

In 1769, seven years before the American Revolution, Nicholas Joseph Cugnot assembled the first self-propelled vehicle for the French military. This cugnot fardier (flatbed truck), was reproduced in detail by the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. It was designed to haul heavy loads like connons for the French military.

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+4 1. cameramaster commented 237 days ago

Interesting...but typically French design, putting the boiler at the front so you can't see where the hell you are going...reminds me of French politics.
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-2 2. thefox commented 237 days ago

#1 Good point. And after this piece of shit, he went on to invent another... the Citroen 2CV.
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+6 3. Judge-Jake commented 237 days ago

But if he had put the boiler at the back, he wouldn't have sold so many pairs of goggles. :D
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+3 4. Geekster (admin) commented 237 days ago

#3 good point! I think this is how Apple started their business model :D
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+2 5. erzug commented 236 days ago

The French military must have been advanced for that time. I don't believe any other military had "connons".
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+1 6. sux2bu commented 236 days ago

#5 The French also had some cannons, just like the other militaries. :D
( I was hoping nobody caught that booboo )