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Elephant Fills Car Radiators

posted Apr 27, 2015, 1:21 PM by Thomas Ivie   [ updated Apr 27, 2015, 1:21 PM by Cary Dunlap ]
The end of the caption for this illustration reads, “Why haul pails of water when an elephant will do the work for you?” Apparently, a circus trainer trained one of the elephants, Old Buck, to fill automobile radiators with water. Seems labor intensive. There is a lot of automobile advice in the old Wyoming newspapers. For instance, right below this elephant story, in the Sept. 9, 1920 Burns Herald pg. 7, appears stories about engine lubrication, removing bushings, and removing carbon with a wire brush.