Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sidecar Sunday

"Children refuel their racing motorcycle with sidecar at the petrol station for a competition in a playground, Germany, April 1, 1931. The youngest participant is three years!"

O-Z Cutmeter

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

1957 Lotus Type 12 Display

Illustrative racing car display at the Barber Museum.
The owner of this car raced it for years, eventually wear and tear- and accidents- took its toll and he chose to have a new frame and body built for it. He saved the old parts and the history of the car could be set up for this display.

Beaver No. 4 Rachet Die Stock

Company catalog 1917  Borden Company, Warren Ohio

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pickwick Nite Coach, 1928

Interesting concept from 1928,  a long distance coach with sleeping quarters for 26 passengers, with three staff, a driver, chef and a steward. The engine was designed for easy servicing, the mounting allowed quick removal and replacement. 

Railway Age

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Italian Electric fan

Introduction to Twentieth Century Design from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art.1959
Metal with rubber fan blades, built by Fabbriche Elettrotecniche Riunite S.p.A. 1934

Steamer Isabel

Fred Rogers, More shipwrecks of British Columbia, Douglas and MacIntyre, 1992
The steamer Isabelle, the first owned by any sawmill on the BC mainland, was built in Victoria at a cost of $50,000, and launched on July 25, 1866. The machinery for sawmill owner Captain Edward Stamp's steamer had been brought out from Scotland in May, 1866. She was a side-wheel vessel, 146 feet long, 24 feet beam, and 9 feet hold; commanded successively, while owned by Stamp’s mill company, by Captains Chambers, Pamphlet, and Devereux. 

In October of 1869 the boat ran ashore about 500 yards south of Nine-pin Rock (the early name of what is now called Siwash Rock) during a dense fog,. She lay head on to the beach, in a dangerous position, resting upon a rock amidships. She was, however, got off without serious damage, and in a month or so was as active as ever in the work on the inlet.
After the bankruptcy of Stamp’s company, she was for many years a passenger-steamer and tow-boat in Canadian waters and on Puget Sound; In 1894 she was dismantled and used as a barge.

Dad and his lad, the ad...

Apologies on the poor image of a sign behind glass at a local antique store. I  can't find any info on the Eastern Caps company, but was drawn to the logo, 'For Dad and his lad". Clever.