Nice to see a little retired tractor out grazing in the late afternoon sun...
Friday, December 3, 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021
People immediately create jargon for their objects of interest, causing confusion among newcomers and less experienced people. This collection of line drawings shows descriptions of parts and features of veteran cars. The list first appeared in the "National Used Car Market Report" probably from the mid twenties.
Reproduced in the Antique Automobile May June 1980
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Here's another handy little farm-type tool, clamps onto anything solid and with its 11-1 crank ratio, you can soon have the 4" wheel turning at a useful speed. Whether you can continue to do so while trying to accurately sharpen the knife blade you're holding with your other hand, I'm not sure. No name anywhere on the device, which used to be a nice forest green.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Further to the discussion on the noisiness of metal sailplanes, here is the first all-fiberglass sailplane. It was designed by students at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich under direction of a Professor Rauscher. The prototype first flew in 1964. It was manufactured by Flug and Fahrezeugwerk of Switzerland, formerly part of Dornier, which was split off in 1948. The aircraft was in production till 1970 and according to Wikipedia about 86 were built. More here.