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Stephenson was one of the first producers of radar speed detection devices. This one probably dates to the early-mid sixties, and consisted of a sleek, modern triangular(ish) metal box with speed gauge and controls and a seperate emitter/collector device that was hung on a rear window glass. On spotting a suspect, an officer would push the trigger button and read the speed off the analog meter.
Once again this is a company with very little history online, the company seems to have been in business from 1960-1971. I found the following at The History of the Radar Gun site.
Stephenson Company details; William H. Stephenson, President, Eatontown/Red Bank, New Jersey Radar speed measuring devices (Speedalyzer?), resuscitators, alcohol testing equipment (Breathalyzer? and Drunkometer?), rescue and first aid equipment.
In 1968, Stephenson Corp was acquired by and became of subsidiary of Bangor Punta Corp, a large conglomerate. In 1971, Robert P. Falconer became President, and it was part of the Smith & Wesson Public Security Group, inside Bangor Punta. (S&W was acquired by them in '65).
I was tempted to buy and try it out, but no idea if it worked and I wonder just how "dirty" the emissions might be.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Craftsmen in the French knifemaking city of Thiers lie on wooden planks over the large water-driven and lubricated grindstones to grind knives to shape. The prone position allowed them to apply more pressure on the blade, the board also protects them from the spray of water. Looks exhausting. Not only tiring, but cold and damp also, so these workers have trained their dogs to lie on their legs to keep them warm.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The Hispano Suiza H6 was built from 1919 till 1933, about 2300 were built. The normal process was to buy the chassis from the company and have it shipped to your favorite body builder to have a body tailored to your desires. As you might expect, this was pretty much restricted to the extremely rich motorist.
The engine was an aluminum OHC straight 6 of 6.6 litres, later enlarged to 8 litres. Braking was accomplished with 4 alloy drums.
|Town car by Kellner of Paris|
|Body by Barker|
|Open car with folding rear windshield by Million Guiet of Paris|
|With wooden spoke wheels|
Monday, October 25, 2021
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This is a prewar experiment in automotive streamlining, designed by German Professor Emil A. Everling and tested in 1938- 1939. The body was built on a Mercedes 170 V chassis by the company Voll & Ruhrbeck of Berlin. It was powered by a 38 hp engine and was capable of 75 mph. Apparently the car was carted off to Russia as spoils of war.