Picketts' One Stroke Engine and Other Novelties

In the 1920s, San Diego inventor James Picketts came up with what he claimed was a working one stroke engine.

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The one stroke engine shown in this picture is said to be the first of itskind on record. Mr. Picketts is squatted by his pet, while his associate, Charles Lovell,is giving the new model the 'once-over. Courtesy of Stanley Wilcox, Horseheads, New York
PHOTO: STANLEY WILCOX