Quality Time With the Family

Posted August 2, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

How do you usually spend quality time with your family? If you were the Steinlauf family, you would probably all go out for a nice bike ride…on the same bike. In 1939, Charles Steinlauf invented the “Goofybike,” a two-story bicycle contraption to carry the entire family. Here’s a photo of Charles pedaling up top to help guide the bike, while his son pedals down below. His wife sits below him with the fully operational sewing machine. Lastly, his daughter has the best view of them all up front on the handle bars.

Does your family have similar odd family activities? Or have you found any strange inventions like the one above in your family history research? Share your stories with us in the comments below!

Image: Popular Science, 1939

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