Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sidecar Sunday

Thank you Cutaway Collector

Cyclecar chassis

Looks pretty spindly and flexible.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mile-a-minute Murphy

In 1899 "Mile-a-minute" Murphy made bicycle history by riding a mile in 57 1/2 seconds. His pacemaker was a railroad car rebuilt with a special windbreak that did not give him the aid of suction. It required one of the speediest engines of the line to go as fast as he could ride.

Today the record for pleasing men and ???? still belongs to Mail Pouch Tobacco.

Murder on Wheels!

A 1952 release from RKO Pictures. I've never seen it.

J.A.Prestwich engine cutaway

Thanks to Cutaway collector

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


How it used to be done.

Company Photographer

E J Hart, The Selling of Canada, Altitude Publishing, 1986
William Notman was a Scottish Canadian photographer who was active during the later 19th century. He set up his business on Bleury St in Montreal. According to Wikipedia he was the first Canadian photographer to gain international acclaim.
 His photography for Canadian Pacific during the construction of the transcontinental railway was valued enough that a train car was assigned to him and converted to a photography studio and darkroom for his use. 
The main body of his work- photographs, negatives, books etc. are now part of the McCord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal,

1909... New speed record for Los Angeles to San Diego!

Records are where you find them I guess....

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

General Electric Gen Set model

Here's an interesting one from Cutaway collector. It's a wooden model of what seems to be a 6 cylinder diesel generator set. It doesn't appear to detailed enough to be a salesman's sample and at nearly 24 inches long, too big to carry around comfortably anyway. Anyone with any ideas please contact me.

Monday, July 16, 2018


Cemoto was the Bultaco importer, This obviously isn't a Bul but anything to sell a few quarts of oil!