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Virgil White, a Ford automobile dealer in West Ossipee, New Hampshire produced about 25,000 Snowmobile conversion kits adapted from a Model T Ford.

In 1912 he applied for and was granted a Patent on March 18, 1913 for a "Runner Attachment For Automobiles".

Virgil White referred to the vehicle on his patent application as a Snowmobile. The end results was an odd looking Model T that could travel at top speeds of 15 miles per hour over unplowed roads.

1913 Ford Model T Snowmobile
1913 Ford Model T Snowmobile

White's Snowmobile had dual 8 inch wide Caterpillar type tracked vehicle that could be mounted to the rear axle of a Ford Model T with a set of 5 foot-long skis for the front end.

The Snowmobile Advertisement
One of the original advertisement for the Snowmobile
conversion kits manufactured in West Ossipee, NH

The Snowmobile Company sold both conversion kits and finished Snowmobiles. They became so popular even postal workers use them to deliver mail. In this early Snowmobile Company advertisement Huntley N Spaulding was president, Virgil D. White was vice-president and General Manager and Bernard Q. Bond was the company treasurer.

Patented For 1913 Ford Model T Snowmobile
Patent For 1913 Ford Model T Snowmobile

The Ford Model T was an American Automobile built by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company. Thousands of Ford's Model T was made from 1908 to 1927.

Restored Ford Model T Snowmobile
Restored Ford Model T Snowmobile

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