Persuasive Essay Topics of Today and Yesterday: The Aeroplane
Will NEVER Replace The Auto Mobile
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there really is nothing new under the sun. Come along as we peek
in on the past and see what aeroplane predictions they got
right, and what they got wrong in chic 1910.
The World of the Now
This is an especially scrumptious tale, as it is a collection
of opinions (much like the famous Shopping Mall interview) of
today from the man on the street about the future of those silly
aeroplanes. Today, of course, we all take aeroplanes for
granted, though their popularity has fallen dramatically since
the hover conversion came along a few years ago. These days, the
only automobile enthusiasts left are on their own about taking
care of the crumbling, weed strewn road system, which is used
only for sport rides of a mile or so on Sundays to show the kids
how it used to be before everyone got wings on their cars and
propellers where the radiators used to go. Now everyone flies
off to work and is happy all the time.
The World of the Then
Historical material from the Salt Lake Herald Republican,
which is a massively defunct newspaper. The article, rewritten,
leaving the essence, was dated February 6, 1910. Staff Writer.
GAS ENGINE THE ANSWER WHY FLYING SHIPS ARE BEING MADE
The development and the idea of the present day aeroplane
owes much to the manufacture of the automobile When
the automobile was first introduced in to the country according
to the local auto men the question of "what is next" came into
the minds of the more progressive men of the country with the
resulting models of aeroplanes The
construction of the flying machine it is claimed would have been
impossible if it were not for the invention of the type of
engine now being used in all of the autos throughout the
It was the automobile that brought about the best development
of the light and compact gas engine said one of the dealers and
"without this development aeroplanes would have been impossible.
Before the advent of the automobile the gas engine was of the
most cumbersome type but now all this is changed. Many of them
now are beautiful in their delicacy and with the strides that
are being made in aeroplaneing it is safe to say that the end is
nowhere in sight.
"It is a fact that when aviators begin to plan for the
building of their cars that they came to the automobile men of
this country and of France and there received most of their
information in regard to the making of engines by which to
propel their machines. It is also a fact that most of engines
now being used in the flying machines are being made by the
manufacturers of automobiles."
Aeroplanes will never replace the automobile as in years gone
by the bicycle replaced the horse and in turn the automobile
replaced the bicycle according to the dealers. People will never
be educated into the use of the air machines and will never
overcome the fear common to flights in the air.
Auto Will Stand Alone
"The automobile will stand alone as the favorite means for
travel," said S. D. Reid sales manager of the Studebaker Bros
Co... "and the aeroplane will never replace the auto as the
auto auto replaced the horse and bicycle.
People will never overcome the fear of the air nor will
travel via the aeroplane ever be made practical. The elements
control the flights of the air machines too much. An automobile
can be taken out in any season and just as good time can be made
during either warm or cold weather The auto is hear to stay and
represents the highest development possible for practical means
of pleasure traveling.
"The aeroplane owes its existence to the manufacture of the
automobile. In the aeroplane the engine used is practically the
same as that used in the automobile. In fact most of the engines
now being used in the aeroplane are made by manufacturers of
automobile gas engines."
Carl Horst who has recently secured the agency for the Santos
Dumont aeroplane despite the fact that he is to sell the
airships in Salt Lake still believes that the automobile will
never be replaced by the later type.
"The plane is practically one of the
by-products of the
automobile, ' he said," If it were not for the gas engine first
used in the manufacture of automobiles the making of the
aeroplane would have been impossible. The demand for a horseless
carriage clamored for by the public some years ago resulted
directly In the invention and ultimate manufacture of the
present day gas engine."
"The airship I believe will always remain more of an
experiment and the people will buy machines for that reason
more than any other. For travel and pleasure riding the
automobile is at present and will remain the king of all other
methods. The aeroplane will remain a side issue to the
Here at Top Topics of of Today and Yesterday we're mostly
pleased to bring you the great news about the wonders of flying.
Folks from 1910 have mostly gone underground, but once they were
flying high and rocketing around at tens of miles per hour.
Actually, walking wasn't crowded, and only the most foolhardy
would even think of lifting off the ground in one of those goofy
looking flying machines. My how times change! It's extremely
interesting to see what the opinionaters of 1910 got wrong...and
what they got right. It's amazing how close they came to the
truth, only to veer off the road into the weeds. Still, it gives
us a guide for what's to come, by contrasting our own opinions
with how dead on and badly off they were then. So you think you
know what's coming? Really?
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