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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Requests for Header Images...



Often I get requests for the various header images that adorn the top of the blog. Some search engines like FIREFOX will allow you to right click on the image and view it. From there you can save it.

Here is a link to the machine shop one from today 


I have been messing with some settings to try and make it easier but nothing has worked yet.

Enjoy the day.


  1. That floor is spotless.

    One of my professors in college was an Industrial Engineer in the 30's. He told us a story about working in a cotton mill. They had overhead belt driven machinery, everyone dipped snuff, and it was in the south in summer. He was time studying their processes, so he'd ask what they were doing. It was so loud they had to lean in close to be heard. The flat belts were static charged and there was lint floating all over. They had the place at 100% humidity, no a/c, to keep the arcing to a minimum. He was a professional, so he wore a coat and tie. As he passed the belts, the lint stuck to his sweaty face would pull away, tickling him severely, and making him itch. At night, he had to dig the snuff out of his ears and wash it off his face where he scratched the itch...

  2. YES and he was called a "LINTHEAD". Had a OVERSEER and you WORKED every minute or they would DOCK YOUR PAY. I worked for cannon mills. LOW LIFE @$$ESOLES(cannons).' everyone of them. "Just thank in 20 yars we can git ona dem dar mill houses ware da rent is way yonder low, low.". GIMA ona dem LUCKY'S! Company sto, Doctor and so on.

  3. Looks like they are manufacturing transmission gears of some kind.

    As for header images, I was trying to save his one before noting there was a post about it. Since I stopped using the Communist FireFox and switched to Vivaldi, the days of "view site media" are gone. I work around by inspecting the element and editing the header text off, then screen grabbing as a .PNG file. I tried going to the source imagine but since I don't know the root server it is hosted on, the rest of the URL does nothing for me.

    Of course... now that I read the post, there is a direct link to the image. Derp. Maybe one of these days I won't be overly analytical and read too much into things when the solution is so simple.


  4. I love that image. You have exceptionally good taste in header images, I never know what I am going to see but I like every one of them.
    As for Browsers, I have been using Dissenter for some time now. It takes some getting used to, it automatically blocks your ability to leave comments so you have to click on an icon at the top and allow that feature for every. single. site..
    Other than that it works great and I would recommend it.

  5. Thanks for the link! I couldn't save it otherwise and I want my kids to see it, I teach Hihg Skewl, Welding and Metals and there is no way I could open your site at work without all hell breaking loose. Kids would love it but Admin would not.

  6. Hey Irish,
    Posting for the first time here. You have one of the more unique places going.

    And for the record, just wanted to say you have always had thee best header pics and great threads.

    Oh and those 'other' pics...are great too...

    And btw, I am one of those thinking about re-location/retirement to the southern ADKS...we have a seasonal cabin there, I want to winterize and add onto.

    That was a GREAT thread.


  7. And, of course, everyone sees the kid over at the bench on the right?

    Today, an OSHA inspector would freak at seeing that shop. Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit has a complete belt driven machine shop, among many other fascinating displays. The museum is a fantastic place to go to for a couple of days, I just wish that it was located somewhere nicer.

  8. We had one small internal grinder that was still driven by an overhead belt. Our gear hobber and a couple of production mills had been converted to motors as well. We had the belt lacing machine as well as a suplly of the metal laces and small leather links up until the 80s. You could see all the mounting holes in the ceiling beams for the counter shaft. I think the power came from a flathead Ford V-8 originally. That was in Waltham Mass, I wonder where that picture was taken. We had at least one horizontal miller of that vintage and a drill press or two as well that were driven by countershafts.
    Ah the "good old days"? No, as evidenced by your new DooSan, things are better now, a thousand times better.

  9. At a brief career in another shop, they had a Crystal Lake grinder, which they still make with a built in countershaft. I didn't realize they were still in business.

  10. When I was in sales most of the attendants on my flights looked like that Secretary of Health.


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