Even the little no-name hobby ones...
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
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Looks like a fairly standard mechanics creeper. The company was established in 1939 and is still around today, though no longer manufacturing. From their website, they are a premier supplier of leading brands to the automotive and electrical trades.
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Friday, November 25, 2022
We know Peugeot as a car maker, Sur Pans translates to "on sides", which likely refers to the way the jaws contact the hex on a bolt. Vana-Lion might be their branding for the usual Chrome Vanadium wrench material? All in all, an interesting find!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
This is the Link-SPB system using two Polikarpov I-16 fighters under the wings of a Tupolev TB-3 bomber.
Basically a 1930s flying aircraft carrier, this system of carrying fighter planes on a heavy bomber was developed by engineer Vladimir Sergevich Vakhmistrov. Various numbers of planes and arrangements were tried. The main purpose of the system was to deliver dive bomber strikes on important targets behind enemy lines which were out of range of conventional heavy bombers but they also could be used as a fighter escort as needed. It's unclear whether they then returned to the mothership or simply ran for home. The program had been abandoned by WW2. More here.
These wooden boxes appear on Etsy, sometimes with some of the shoe lasts but there doesn't seem to be much info on the actual company.
Good news here, the box is secondary, these lasts are going back to work. A friend associated with a local university industrial design department is finding there are students that want to learn how to design and make shoes!
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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Henri Chapron, who built the Réard Land Yacht of a couple of days ago started in the coachbuilding business in the 1920s, crafting high style bodies for various chassis. World War 2 pretty much ended the era of bare chassis being sent to coachbuilders for a custom bodies but Chapron found a niche designing and making a convertible version of the new Citroen DS. This was first shown at 1958 Motor Show three years after the DS was released. Citroen approved of the project and worked with Chapron to strengthen the chassis and investigate cost cutting possibilities. The cars were sold through Citroen dealers starting in 1961. In all 1365 cars were built.