Diamond Reo, I think? Seen today in Hill City, South Dakota.
Monday, July 31, 2023
|C.F. Caunter, The Light Car, a technical history, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1970|
GN was a British maker of cyclecars. They started in 1910 using JAP or Peugeot engines but soon produced their engines, an 1100 cc V twin, first pushrod then chain driven overhead cam. The cyclecar boom was soon over and the factory closed in 1923.
Aluminum and about 4 inches long- looking like a spile for maple syrup-ing, I could not figure out what it could possibly be used for. There is no through hole but there was a hole for attaching something!
The patent number told all. It's a ground anchor, designed to be driven into the earth with a hammer and a rod or tube in the tapered hole. The sharp edges help with penetrating the earth. A cable is pre attached, and when the required depth is reached the pull on the offset cable helps to wedge the anchor in place. A tube could be used to fill the hole with concrete to further anchor it in place. A specialized thing indeed.
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Friday, July 28, 2023
The smaller railroads needed to keep up with the expensive high profile name trains, Lehigh Valley hired Otto Kuhler to modernize the trains between Scranton and New York City. He went with a red, black and aluminum livery and added some streamline features to two of their 25 year old Pacific locomotives. The result was this eye-catching train introduced in 1939. The illustration for the brochure was also done by Otto Kuhler. The streamlining lasted till the metal drives of WW2 and the train was discontinued in 1961.
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Seen at the 2023 Paris Vintage show. Not much info online on this small 28 hp two cylinder aircraft engine built from 1933-1940. I wonder what airplanes of that period would use an engine of that size. More pictures here. More info here.
Monday, July 24, 2023
Once again I haven't provided anything for scale but this tool is about 12-14 inches long with cutting jaw about 3/4 inch in size, wrong shape for a lopper, too small for a dehorning tool, too large for wire or cable. No name or logo anywhere, any guesses?
Sunday, July 23, 2023
Pere Marquette was a French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement, Sault Saint Marie."Hmmmm, let's name a train after him!"
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Friday, July 21, 2023
|Bill Sherk, 60 years behind the Wheel, Dundurn Press, 2003|
Thursday, July 20, 2023
This isn't a rare or valuable tool, rather it's a curious thing.
Half inch drive extension, 12 inches long, but with a 3/8" male end. How often would anyone need that? I bought it, put it in the tool box, just to see if I ever find a use for it.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Monday, July 17, 2023
A lot of questions. I'm not sure of the year, but possibly the new addition to the fleet? I can't determine the make of the truck, but I don't think its a Seagrave... even though the factory is just down the coast. Previous post.
The whole fire department is posing with the shiny truck, even the dog gets in the fun. Below, same location, probably the same truck, different dog.