Monday, March 19, 2018

Canadian Pacific Brochure, 1930

I can't find a explanation or description of this brochure cover promoting business in western Canada and find it a bit odd. Is the seemingly derelict factory scene on the left depicting the depression conditions in Winnipeg (see text above the image) or possibly eastern Canada? Is the view on the right depicting a thriving Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver? Or is this Winnipeg? 

Dodge project in waiting...

1964 Dodge 330, I believe...

G.I.s watch nuclear bomb test, 1951

 We've all seen the pictures of these events, but do we ever get used to how irresponsible it was? 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Planes in formation, Vickers Wellington

Three of about 11,500 built. 

One of my vices is vises, mystery vise

A reader sent me these pictures a while back, other than the cast "Made in England" and the diamond shape on the front face of this pretty ordinary vise, there are no identifying marks and I've been unable to find who the manufacturer was. Anyone have any ideas?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sidecar Sunday

Max Burns, Ken Messenger; The Winged Wheel Patch, Vanwell Publishing 1993

American business practices through cartoons

Below, some of my favourites.


1949 Pontiac Sedan Delivery

The Pontiac Sedan Delivery shared the all steel body of the station wagon in 1949. Delivered only in standard trim- though the white sidewalls don't fit that description- it was the rarest of the models that year. I think it's a well proportioned good looking vehicle.


All there, needs everything...