Englishman Wins Fame for Quaint Wood Carvings (May, 1929)
What is going on with these images? It looks like some of the sculptures and some of the arms are just drawn in, or at least outlined. It’s kind of disconcerting.
Englishman Wins Fame for Quaint Wood Carvings
Tom Charman of Godshill, England, “made a better mousetrap” than his neighbors and consequently the whole world is beating a path to his door. His quaint wood carvings have attracted so much attention from European artists that an exhibition of his statuettes is soon to be held in London. He lives in an unpretentious hut and secures the materials for his carvings by picking up tree branches and odd pieces of wood from a forest near his home.
Street Signs Will Aid Tourists (Aug, 1929)
I live in Portland, on Morrison St. actually, but I’ve never seen one of these.
Street Signs Will Aid Tourists
MOTORISTS need no longer crane their necks or flash on their spotlights at night attempting to discern a street’s name tacked high on a lamp post. At least motorists in Portland, Oregon, will not have to, for that city has adopted a means of showing tlie name of a street at the bottom of the posts where a person in a car may easily see it.
Not only is it placed in a favorable position, but the name of the street is flashed on and off automatically by small electric lights in the metal case. It is clamped firmly to the sidewalk and connection is made with the lamp post. These lighted street signs will be of great value to tourists.
WORLD’S ONLY “PIPEMOBILE” (Jul, 1960)
This is only tangentially related, but if you have a few minutes check out this video about this insane machine used to bore and create tunnels for subways. It’s kind of mind blowing.
WORLD’S ONLY “PIPEMOBILE”
THE Pipemobile moves pipes—really big pipes—like the 67-ton, 13-foot diameter jobs on these pages. The American Pipe and Construction Co. of South Gate, Calif., devised this $200,000, one-of-a-kind machine. When the Pipe-mobile is ready to go to work, its large front wheel “steps up” into the pipe.
This wheel then supports the rig from inside the pipe while the two wheels behind are raised for entry. At the other end of the pipe, the wheels “step down” to the ground and the Pipemobile is ready to raise the pipe, move it and join it to other sections. Now if you have a big pipe…
Miscellaneous Cool Stuff (Jul, 1930)
I can’t decide which picture I like better, the two guys fighting with sand blasters or the gas masks.
Miscellaneous Cool Stuff
SHOT FIRED AGAINST STEEL TO CLEAN IT
A scene suggesting a fantastic stage setting is enacted daily in a remote room of the General Electric Company’s plant at Schenectady, N.Y. There, under the glare of powerful lights, gnomelike workmen scour large steel castings to prepare them for a coat of paint. Hoses in their hands discharge a continuous, clattering volley of fine steel shot upon the part being cleaned. In this dusty atmosphere, the men must wear headgear like divers’ helmets, with fresh washed air supplied to them continuously through tubes from outside the room.