25 April 2013

Grandpa Watts Had A Minor Accident

After reading this about my Great Grandfather, Glenn David Watts, I'm adding "Keyed Ignition" to my list of Technology I Am Grateful For:

From the Fort Wayne News and Sentinel, 22 January 1919 -

Minor Accidents in Northwest Indiana
Cromwell: Glenn Watts broke his arm while attempting to crank his automobile.

1 comment:

  1. Your grandfather lived in Fort Wayne?? That's where my daughter and her husband live today. There's a coincidence.

    After watching movie clips (like Laurel and Hardy) of people trying to crank those old automobiles, I'm not entirely surprised to hear that your grandfather broke his arm trying. It's good we don't have to do that any more.