Herb Bartlett

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Let us all hail the great American tradition of amateur inventors, personified today by the forgotten Herb Bartlett, whose love for hovercraft extended to making his plans available to the youth of the USA, contacted through his ad in Boys' Life magazine

Original ad here. (Scroll down a bit.)
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 07, 2011
     Category: Eccentrics | Engineering and Construction | Inventions | Mad Scientists, Evil Geniuses, Insane Villains | Motor Vehicles | 1960s | 1970s

What a killjoy your dad was! I could not ride that thing though, I am way too uncoordinated.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/07/11 at 10:01 PM
A lawn mower motor to lift a man and machine... What are they using today????
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/08/11 at 01:42 AM
And, here I thought that this was alien tech captured at the Roswell crash site. 😜
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/08/11 at 09:51 AM
I knew Herb Bartlett as a grade school teacher in Phoenix Arizona. His idea for the hovercraft was prompted by his military service, and some very interesting experiences in Alaska. I will always remember as quite a fascinating man.
Posted by Gman on 03/19/13 at 03:22 AM
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