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Happy Face Gas Tank

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By Staff

11976 Montague Road, Winnebago, Illinois 61088

This is a picture of my Happy Face Gas Tank!

My Tom Thumb had set all winter with a full tank of gas and a
battery in the box. Walking by, I threw the switch and turned the
flywheel to see if the coil buzzed, BOOM!!! and I was standing in a
pool of gasoline on the floor. Why it didn’t ignite I’ll
never know. If it had ignited I’m sure I would not be writing
this. The moral: Be careful out there.

Looking things over afterwards I discovered the spark wire was
lying on the gas tank!

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