Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dayton Thorobred Cord tires, 1925


Sedan Delivery


Milling armature cores on a Becker milling machine

Howard Monroe Raymond.  Modern Shop Practice, Vol 3.
Chicago:  American Technical Society, 1902, 1919
That's a complicated jig!

Originally founded in 1899, Becker merged with Reed-Prentice in 1922.

We used to make things in this country. #269: Northern Pacific record player


A visitor sent me a photo of this lovely wooden-cased record player made by Northern Pacific.  The company may have been out of North Vancouver.  Can anyone shed any light on this firm?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Airplanes in formation, Mustang

Roger A Freeman; Mustang at War, Doubleday, 1974

See Chicago


Looks like a stained glass window.
The back cover to Seeing Great Chicago, 1929

The Rolleiflex: How a twin-lens reflex camera works



From Aaron Sussman.  The Amateur Photographer's Handbook.  Seventh Revised Edition.  
New York:  Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1941, 1965, 1967.

Vanished skills: Installing a mortise lock, 1951



From Walter E. Durbahn.  Fundamentals of Carpentry.  Volume II.  Practical Construction.  
Chicago:  American Technical Society, 1951.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hard to resist

I don't need another micrometer but when you find them at a fleamarket in the original box like this...Fortunately the seller wanted more money than I wanted to pay so I don't own it.

Aerial warfare evolves

Edmund Hunter.  The Story of Arms and Armour.  Ladybird Books Ltd., 1971.
Illustrations by Robert Ayton.