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Old 11-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #1377 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ferventheat View Post
didn't ALL cars and vehicles used to be part human powered- HAND CRANK STARTING?
Handcranking may be the worst example
It meant you had to be outside the vehicle, so you can't drive off right away.
Somehow I don't see internal cranks catching on

But our cars used to be part human-powered :
- hand cranking windows
- manual seat adjustments
- manual wheel adjustments
- manual boots (and doors)
- manual steering
- manual (footual ? ) brakes

It's all taken over by electrical or otherwise assisted systems.
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