Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sidecar Sunday (again)

Looks viable... Presumably, the driver is bulletproof...

Sidecar Sunday


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Launch of the USS Cushing

Yankees Under Sail,  Edited by Richard Heckman, Yankee Inc. 1968
America's first torpedo boat, the USS Cushing is launched at the Herreshoff Manufacturing boatyards in 1890.


AC Arc Welding, 1922


Eventually we all had an AC stick welder in our garages. Just in time for the new inverter types.

Epic special, 3 in a Bed

I've been looking for this article for many years, my idea of a special...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sharp-Arrow car

About 25 examples of the Sharp-Arrow automobile were built in Trenton New Jersey in 1908 and 1909. In 1910 William Sharp was fatally injured while practising for the Grand Prix race in Savannah, Georgia. With the death of the owner, the company closed up.


Curtiss Churchill St. factory

Two views of the Curtiss airplane factory on Churchill St in Buffalo, New York. The plant was in business from 1915 till 1930.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Union Manufacturing Drill Chucks

1922
I'm not familiar with the action of this type of chuck, requiring 7 sizes for a range of drills- clearly they weren't the same as Jacobs chucks we're familiar with today. There also does not seem to be much information online about the New England company.
1914

Stutz Lockhart 1928


 Frank Lockhart was an American racer who made his name at dirt track and later Indianapolis racing He also set land speed records. The 1928 streamlined car above was built for land speed records and was powered by a 16 cylinder (double in-line 8 Miller) engine. Racing on the beach at Daytona he blew a tire, crashed at over 200 mph and was killed. More here. Video here