It was invented in 1913 by Virgil D. White of Ossipee, New Hampshire, who suggested to a Wisconsin Ford dealer that selling the conversion with a car was a good way to sell both and make extra profit on the leftover parts!
Specifications: Model T Roadster/Pickup; engine four-cylinder, in-line, water-cooled; bore 3-3/4 in., stroke 4 in., displacement 176.7 cu. in., 20 hp.
Price new for Roadster/Pickup, $650 plus $395 for snowmobile conversion hardware.
Accession no. 1985G41