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Wed Jan 29 2014 05:01:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Modern Mechanix magazine 1929

Home James! Chimpanzee Acts as Owner’s Chauffeur.

"STEP on it, I’m late for
dinner.” That’s what the owner of this car at left tells his pet chimpanzee, who can really drive the automobile in a capable style and understands directions perfectly. James, who was renamed to conform with the discovery of his driving ability, sits proudly in the seat and guides the car through traffic. He learned by watching his owner. One day he climbed
in the car and drove it off. Everyone expected to find it parked on a telephone post or in a ditch. However, the new driver pulled up in front of the home and stopped the car."

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