They Had a GPS Back in the 30's

"As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend." - James Russell Lowell Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

First GPS

I bet they sold a lot those.

A Trip Tik

with a dash mount and an automated page turner cool

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Reminds me of motorcycle

Reminds me of motorcycle routes back in the day. Taped to the gas tank and hope I don't miss a turn. Wasn't until ~2008 when I got my first nuvi. Imagine the joy being able to travel roads with no names. Just follow the purple line.

Long live mapsource!!!

Reminds me of rally equipment

Actually there were systems that seriously predated the 1930’s. See

The concept sort of reminds me of something I rigged up in the 1970’s for running TSD road rallies. Typically rally instructions were on multiple 8-1/2 x 11 pages which I proceeded to tape together, end to end and then roll onto a spool. I had a prism, maybe two inches wide, that magnified the instruction we were working on, plus the next instruction. My navigator would “roll” things to keep the proper instruction visible. Worked very well!

John from PA