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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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 From what information I can find, this is a picture of a large Victorian house being moved by horse power back 1908 San Francisco.

It's on the cover of this book:

 


  It's amazing when you look at that image for a bit and analyze what they were doing and how they accomplished it.


Here's a link I found with more images and information.


The Towns That Were Moved By Horses <<< 

 

 

12 comments:

  1. Had something similar where I grew up(before my time, though). A local cemetery had a church building that they decided to move into town. They asked the university engineering college to come up with a way to do that.
    After surveying the situation, the professor & grad students said it couldn't be done and left. Then a local farmer said he could do it. He used horses to turn a capstan, similar to this picture, and used a series of same diameter logs as rollers for the move. The building is still in use by the town's congregation today.

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  2. And to think I thought I had it tough

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    1. I also bet that none of those guys went to the bathhouse after a rough day at work

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    2. Thanks. disregard my last post on the other page. Hadn't seen this yet.

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  3. I really enjoyed the Amish moving a barn by HUMAN power. Okay, it was a pole shed, but it was still pretty neat!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhwsvu_Ffu4

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  4. What was the header image before this one? Looked like the interior of a spaceship after transporting bored Space Marines!

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    1. Hi RC. It was just some cgi wallpaper image I thought was cool. If you try googling cgi wallpaper or fractal cgi wallpaper you can find some cool images.

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    2. Thanks, Irish. Keep up the good work!

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  5. I've helped move a few houses. The only thing we did different a century after this photo was taken was use a tractor instead of horses.

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  6. Brings a whole new meaning to the word "moving." ...

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  7. Back in the eighties I worked out in the Wy oilfields building gas plants. I was so lucky to work with master mechanics, welders, riggers ect ect. We are working 4-5 hrs from the nearest decent parts store and much further if you needed complex parts such as injector systems or more exotic stuff. We were doing site prep for Exxon, a critical piece of equipment broke down and that end of the job stopped. The big dogs from Exxon showed up, started whining. Bob, the master mechanic grabbed the broken part, went into a semi trailer we used as a shop and fabbed the part on site. This part had to be refined in the many thousandths, really fine tolerances and was used in a critical machine. Bob was in there a couple hours, walked out with the fabbed part he had eyeballed to spec, we put the part in and we never had to replace it. That my friends, is oilfield tech at its finest. Here's to Stormin' Norman No Mormon and Bob, the two best heavy duty oilfield mechanics ever. (I could write a book about those two but nobody would believe me, we murdered many bottles of booze together and I was lucky to know and work with both of them. Both really competent and hilarious, two really fun guys)

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  8. There is an old hotel in Jamestown Rhode Island called the Jamestown Inn. It was actually build in Newport across the bay in the 1880s. In the lobby are pictures of the hotel being hauled by horses across a frozen Narragansett bay.

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