Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Another Charles Parker vise
Found in a Bargain Barn in Searsport Maine. Since the post last week, I've been looking for one for the shop. This one? Not for sale!??
Another 56 Chevy
Friday, July 29, 2016
Liquid cooling for Norton 16H
I found this in the Letters section of an 80s Classic Bike Magazine. Looks like someone was experimenting with a liquid-cooled version of the 1930s flathead 500 single plodder. I wonder if anyone ever found any more information?
Motorcycles, past and future...
New Haven Lathe, 1921
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Photographed at the Spruce Head Marine in Maine, this landing craft seems to have had a civilian career around the islands of Penobscot Bay. No other info on the craft, despite the LST lettering, it doesn't match the description of LST-1190
3M Scotch Tape dispenser
This beautiful art deco tape dispenser, made of cast iron and dispensing tape from 3" rolls, weighs about 3.5 lbs, providing a more than stable device for the job, also reduces the chance of people borrowing it.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
1929 Flxible bus
A 1929 Flxible Bus does duty as a landing mast for the Goodyear airship Mayflower as well as providing transportation for the ground crew and equipment.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Citroen B12 Taxi
In 1925 the new Citroen B-12 was billed as the first all-steel body car. Body panels and and fenders had been made by a metal stamping process that used large 100 ton presses to press steel steel into compound shapes. In fact this process had been in use for several years in North America. Judging by what appears to be chair caning on the body, indicates that they weren't quite comfortable leaving organic materials.
Canadian Pacific for Sportsmen!
The cover of a 1880's pamphlet directed at the British sportsman. This became one of the railways most popular piece of promotional literature, running to 30 editions.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Custom aluminum frame
Keith Bubbler and water cooler
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Planes in formation, Martin Mars
Twenty of these huge four engine flying boats were built for US navy use in WW2, they arrived too late for wartime service, and only five were completed, serving as transports for a decade. One remains, in use as a water bomber in British Columbia.
Hawaii Mars in the late seventies, owned by Forest Industries and used for firefighting.
|Larry Milberry, Aviation in Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1979|
|Welam A Shrader; Fifty years of Flight A chronicle of the aviation industry in America 1903-1953 Eaton Manufacturung 1953|
Public transit vehicles in service in the US, 1953
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
One of my vices is vises, The Charles Parker Co. 1921
|Railway Mechanical Engineer, June 1921|
I mentioned the Parker vise to a tool-centric friend who took me down to see the one he has had for years. About a hundred years old now, still doing fine.
Monday, July 18, 2016
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Our Railway to the Pacific
|E J Hart, The Selling of Canada, Altitude Publishing, 1986|
The former Governor-General of Canada, John Campbell- better known by his title, the Marquis of Lorne, wrote an article about the new transcontinental railway for the British journal "Good Words".
In 1886 the Canadian Pacific Railway reprinted this article, with illustrations by the Marquis's wife, Princess Louise as their first tourist promotional pamphlet.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Anerican Tool Works lathe, 1921
Not your average home shop tool, from the Vintage Machinery site comes this info about the company.
American Tool Works Co. was formed in 1898 as a reorganization of Davis & Egan, a machinery manufacturing company in Cincinnati. Owned by the Schott family of Cincinnati, the firm manufactured engine lathes (including the well known American Pacemaker), shapers, planers, radial drills, tracer lathes, and other machine tools. In 1969 it was absorbed by another unnamed company.
The remnants of this company is now owned by Bourn & Koch; that firm is still able to provide information on most of the old American Tool Works machines.
Russian T26 tank
T26 light infantry tanks on parade in the Soviet Union. Approximately 11,000 of these tanks were built from 1932 till 1941 and some remained in service till the end of WW2. The vehicle was a development of the British Vickers 6 Ton tank, designed as a simple and easily maintained light tank for export to less technologically advanced counties. Over the years the T26 was produced in several configurations and many different iterations.
Royal Hotel renovation. Picton
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