Saturday, October 31, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
"Here, have this..." Helping a friend moving house and I acquire another vise with an unfamiliar name. Parry and Bott (previous post here) of Birmingham made hand tools, mainly spirit levels and braces- and apparently also vises. There does not seem to be much information on the company online but according to Grace's Guide they were acquired by Rabone Chesterman in 1971.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
New Zealander Jimmy Cullen (Squadron Leader) proudly poses for a publicity shot with his new Tempest V On April 15 1944. I found this image in the 1974 book Typhoon and Tempest at War. As you do, I started wondering about this proud young man, No probs, the internet knows...
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
According to Antique Auto, Vol 53, #4 this 1895 painting is the first known rendering of a motor race in the USA. The lead driver is said to closely resemble Elwood Haynes, the first to drive a motorcar in Kokomo Ohio during the July 4th parade the previous year.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A few years ago, I was looking for a recipe for green chile and I was thoroughly disgusted with one that started with, "Buy a can of enchilada sauce..." Really? start with an unidentified, undefined mass of commercially canned glop? Move along...
But, the attached recipe must have originated in the fifties, and there is no doubt that it's from another era, a time of TV dinners and canned everything, featuring exotic ingredients like ketchup, prepared mustard, Worcestershire sauce... and it wasn't anywhere near a BBQ but crap... can't deny, it actually tastes pretty good and it's easy to make... substitute any collection of chicken parts...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
A great design that they got right. A hundred years later they're still right.