Terrible thing to do to a Suzuki RG500!
Saturday, June 24, 2017
|Monte Burch. Gun Care and Repair. Winchester Press, 1978.|
Nice little machine!
|The Family Handyman, April 1985|
The Belsaw company started in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1930's. In 1983, they merged with the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Foley Manufacturing Company to become Foley-Belsaw. The companies split apart some time later. Foley-United makes tool grinders. Belsaw today seems a shadow of its former self, but still makes molding pattern knives and supplies parts and manuals for the older machines.
Friday, June 23, 2017
|Images from Griffith Borgeson, The Golden Age of the American Racing Car, Bonanza Books 1966|
About fifty 91s were built before the rules changed again in 1929.
Cutaway drawing by Clarence LaTouretteLeo Goossen was the designer and draftsman for Harry Miller. Here are his notes for cam timing.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Above, a ratcheting screwdriver I found in a thrift store. Other than that the shank was bent and rusty and the ferrule a little crushed, it was in fine shape, and the ratchet selector works just as well as when it was first made. It's now straightened up, cleaned up, oiled up and ready to be put back to work. Below, the same tool in a 1939 advertisement:
There's not a whole lot of information about this company on the web. They go back to at least the 1930's, producing tools at their "Fuluse Works":
Below, their name on a vintage rose bit in my collection:
Also, a hacksaw frame as a later offering from the firm:
Below, a 1951 ad:
Cooper & Sons also made razors under the Fuluse brand name at their Lockfast Works, also on Hermitage Street in Sheffield. It was presumably for this product that the company was bought by the knife-making firm of Joseph Rogers & Sons in the mid-1960's. The two firms were combined at a location at St. Mary's Gate. Through various mergers, Rogers itself was acquired by Richards, which filed for bankruptcy in 1985. I expect that the tool-making business ended much sooner than this.
A useful manual for maintaining and repairing bicycles, at least those manufactured up until the middle of the 1970's. The person pictured on the cover is peculiarly androgynous. I can't find anything on the author, although the two people he mentions in his dedication were founders of the Rochester Bicycling Club. I mailed the book off to my son to help him work on an old Raleigh Sprite a neighbour gave me. I love the maxim: "Bikus Non Lubrium Bustibus."