Street Use

Street Tech in Asia


A group of photos capturing the ingenuity of consumers adapting or inventing technology have been circulating on the internet for the last year. Here are three of them. I don’t know their origin, but would like to. If you know where these came from, who took them, etc., please write me. In the meantime I’ll make my guess at what’s going on.

Donkey Truck

I am not sure, but I think these guys are simply moving a truck cab. I can’t think of any reason why it would be used as a vehicle.

Streetcleaner

Chinese brooms are used at an angle, rather than the western perpendicular mode. Here they are inserted into a spinning hub to make a street sweeper.

Shovel Pan

No pot or pan? We’ll you have an iron shovel, right?

Posted on August 10, 2006 at 6:40 pm | comments



Comments
  • Michael Crumpton

    I think the truck cab/cart is a weatherproof cart. The fact that there are 2 people riding inside on a rainy day is a clue. I love how the ox-power is located where the horsepower used to be.

  • Gridlock

    Steam train crews used to cook breakfast on their shovels, in the firebox (in the UK at least, and presumable elsewhere).