The Snowmobile Company 1922 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt




Virgil D. White fabricated his first Model T winter car conversion in 1913 at his Ford dealership in Ossipee, New Hampshire. Four years later, he had refined the design to a point that he had it patented, but ever the perfectionist, he continued to perfect his invention, eventually coining the name ‘snowmobile’ and taking it to market in 1922. Initially offered as a kit through Ford dealers, but later available as a turn key converted vehicle, the snowmobile package included a heavy-duty truck rear axle, a 7-to-1 truck worm gear drive line attached to the frame by a pair of cantilevered semi-elliptical springs, heavy-duty wheels, a set of metal tracks, and up front, a set of skis. With skis removed, and front wheels installed; the Snowmobile became a Sandmobile, useful for transport through deep mud and heavy sand. Between 1924 and 1929, the Snowmobile Company manufactured about 3,300 units per year in its plant at West Ossipee, but the company closed in 1929 after the factory mysteriously burned down shortly thereafter.


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.

Width 18 20 22.01 24.02 25.99 28
Length 28 29.02 30 31.03 32.01 33
Sleeves 8.9 9.18 9.45 9.73 10 10.4

All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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