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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Building Stuff... Old Skool.....
















































16 comments:

  1. Right up your alley!
    Nice! Stuff was big in those days. and they stepped up to it.
    Kinda like the photos I have of loggers in the early 1900's harvesting trees that a log only fit on one train flat car. There's some, they just cinched up on a train axle on the log, and even more, that they just skidded 'em down the rails as they fit on top of them nicely.

    Look up the Photographer, "Kinsey", He worked around the Seattle area in the late 1890's through the early 1900's.

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  2. As an electrician, I worked on a lot of drop hammers, etc. 50 years ago. I still can't hear worth a shit.

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  3. When Men were Men.

    And Women were damned proud of it.

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  4. Of course, Miss London is built just that much better.

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  5. All this work lifted by enormous overhead cranes. I operated overhead cranes in the mid 70's. Up in the bridge. Today, almost all cranes have walk along controls. No fun at all.

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  6. Photo #4:
    All that to stamp out a helmet or a pot?
    Amazing photos.
    Thinking out loud: who/what made the large parts that became part if machines, which produced large products?

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  7. How much base and concrete was needed for stabilizing these beasts?

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    1. It all depended if it was a stationary machine or one that had moving or rotating parts. The sub concrete base would be 2x the weight of the stationary machine and 3x or more x if the machine had moving or rotating parts.

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  8. And not one liberal in any of those shots.

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  9. Just look at all those 1911 frame forgings in #20!

    I love pictures like this. Have a bunch of them around here.

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  10. I got to take a tour of Northern Ordinance in 1974. They had a vertical boring mill bigger than my house. Well, most of the machines were. They made fully automated naval gun turrets, no people inside. I can't imagine how things have progressed, computers maybe?

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  11. I bet all those guys could find their way back home without an app on their phone? No wait, they didn't have "smart devices" other than their brains!

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  12. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI has quite a bit of history and invention that will make you proud to be a human of Western civilization. Then you walk out of it into modernity and just get pissed off.

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  13. Look at all those 1911 forgings!!

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  14. I used to trip about all the huge pieces of mining machinery I'd find on the east slope of the Sierras. I'm talking massive, had to be hauled in by mule teams, then abandoned once the mines played out because of the expense to haul them out.

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  15. Can't work on stuff like that and be a f**kwit.

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