Sunday, March 18, 2018

Planes in formation, Vickers Wellington

Three of about 11,500 built. 

One of my vices is vises, mystery vise

A reader sent me these pictures a while back, other than the cast "Made in England" and the diamond shape on the front face of this pretty ordinary vise, there are no identifying marks and I've been unable to find who the manufacturer was. Anyone have any ideas?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sidecar Sunday

Max Burns, Ken Messenger; The Winged Wheel Patch, Vanwell Publishing 1993

American business practices through cartoons

Below, some of my favourites.


1949 Pontiac Sedan Delivery

The Pontiac Sedan Delivery shared the all steel body of the station wagon in 1949. Delivered only in standard trim- though the white sidewalls don't fit that description- it was the rarest of the models that year. I think it's a well proportioned good looking vehicle.


All there, needs everything...

Friday, March 16, 2018

Lime Rock Historics #33

Nice poster, looks like it's for an old movie.It happened in 2015, I wasn't there either, but here's some of what we missed... 

We used to make things in this country. #: Canada Motor Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario

GM of Canada incorporated Canadian Products Limited in 1920, when they established two big factories in Walker Road, Walkerville, in 1919 but although the company existed it never traded although the Walker Road plant and two nearby 'Fisher Body' Plants became the 'Canadian Products Division' of GM of Canada and then CP Ltd was dissolved by 1933. In addition there was General Motors Products of Canada Limited which was the sales organisation, though they did play a part in the CMP development story from 1936. Canada Motor Products manufactured replacement parts for starting, lighting & ignition. The company had locations in Toronto, Winnipeg and Montreal. 

Nifty camera idea!

Got an old camera and an old electric iron?  Ta da!