Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Friday, July 22, 2016
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.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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|
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
|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
JOHN LORD’S BOOK SALE70% OFF ALL BOOKSIt is with deep regret to announce the passing of John Lord, after 42 years in business he has amassed quite a quantity of books which will now be offered for sale at 70% off.SALE WILL BEdailyWe will not be accepting email orders – it is in person only at the address below.Please tell your colleagues & friends of this great sale!
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|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
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.
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.