Saturday, August 31, 2019
Brothers Silas and Harry Cristofferson built flying boats in San Francisco before WW1 for promotion and passenger carrying including an air ferry service in 1923 -14 between Oakland and San Francisco. Here Silas (seated) shows an Examiner reporter around.
This was the county's second recorded airline. More here.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
|Another perfect image from The Art of the Boat, Photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum 2005|
After serving as a training ship again after WW2, the Conrad was retired to become a museum ship at the Mystic Seaport Museum where it is today.
Monday, August 26, 2019
Only in my dreams! I picked this knee grip up years ago as part of my theory that acquired parts attract related parts and soon I would have a several Brough hulks to sort through to make one good one. Funny, it hasn't worked with this one either.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
This old relic found along the Trans Canada Highway is a Canadian Ford model F-135. The 135 specifies 13500 lb GVWR, and was more widely known in the US as the Ford model F-5 (14000 lb GVWR). It doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon.
Friday, August 23, 2019
This 1936 CCM Cleveland bicycle belonged to Harry Scherback, born November 1892 and died January 1975. Harry immigrated to Sault Ste. Marie, Canada from the Ukraine in 1913. He married his wife, Annie Kolisnyk, in 1921. Annie was born in 1903 in the Ukraine. Their marriage was arranged by Annie’s brother, Nick, whom Harry met when he worked at Algoma Steel. Harry retired from Algoma Steel in 1957. He never owned a motor vehicle, his primary modes of transportation were bicycle, walking, or bus.
Pulled down from the rafters with the tires refilled with air, the bike worked just fine on a little test ride.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
This is a nicely detailed carousel motorcycle, styled like a BMW single but probably manufactured by the German company Hennecke in the 1950s. The seat is not original, being from a moped by the Finnish company Tunturi- another motorcycle company I had never heard of.
|thanks once again, Rolf!|
Algoma Mills, located on the north shore of Lake Huron, was a site of early water powered sawmills, and became a major shipping point for the Canadian Pacific Railways coal delivery in the eraly 20th century. At one point the railway was planning this 300 room resort hotel for the site. This was never built.
Monday, August 19, 2019
When driving was in its infancy, driving school were a lot more comprehensive than they are today, as well as driving, the focus was on the mechanical systems. These days it's hard to find someone teaching manual shifting!
Above an Italian driving school of the 20s featuring possibly a couple of Fiat 508 chassis?
Below two in German schools.