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Largest Omelet Fried in Half-Ton Pan With 7,200 Eggs (Nov, 1931)

I really wish they had a picture of the girls greasing the pan wearing bacon ice skates.

Largest Omelet Fried in Half-Ton Pan With 7,200 Eggs
DID you ever hear of an omelet frying record? Well, such a record was established for all time recently at Chehalis, Washington, where a Gargantuan omelet, composed of 7,200 eggs, was fried in an eight-foot pan weighing nearly half a ton.

A record for novelty in greasing was also established when two young ladies used the pan as a skating rink, the skates being slabs of bacon tied to their feet. Stirring the omelet required use of a huge paddle larger than a rowboat oar as shown in the photo above. One Swede remarked that the whole thing was a big yolk.

Giant Capacitor (May, 1945)

Something tells me you wouldn’t want those girls to be sitting on this thing when it’s in use unless you like your models extra-crispy style.

THIS GIANT CAPACITOR, a 200,000-volt air condenser with a capacity of 2,500 mmfd., is used as a phantom antenna for testing high-power transmitters. It has 12 hollow plates made of 16-gauge sheet steel and plated first with copper and then with nickel to improve conduction. Shields at the ends of each plate prevent dissipation of electricity. The supporting insulators were designed for a 400,000-volt dry flashover. Despite its 10′ height and 2,000-lb. weight, the unit can be moved easily on its casters or can be taken down completely or assembled in a single day. It was built by the Federal Telephone and Radio Corporation, and is used to test large transmitters at full load without radiating any signals.

Giant Tuna a Bit Fishy (Nov, 1934)

For some strange reason this picture reminds me of this article.

Angler Gets Record 956-lb. Tuna
TIPPING the scales at 956 pounds, the biggest tuna ever caught with rod and reel was pulled out of Liverpool bay, Nova Scotia, recently by Thomas Howell, Chicago financier.

More than 200 pounds heavier than Zane Grey’s record catch of a few years ago, the giant fish was landed after only a 3-1/2 hour battle. The strain of the line, holding the mouth of the fish open, actually drowned it.

Huge Bulb Holds Kneeling Girl (Nov, 1934)

Huge Bulb Holds Kneeling Girl
BUILT as a laboratory exhibit, a mammoth lamp bulb, weighing 50 pounds and standing 56 inches high, is large enough to accommodate a kneeling girl.

When exhausted, to create a vacuum within, the quarter-inch walls must withstand a crushing strain of 40,000 pound:; and a tremendous temperature generated by incandescent tungsten wire thicker than a fountain pen.

The filament of this giant lamp would operate at perhaps half the temperature of the sun’s atmosphere, equivalent to an energy of 135 horsepower. To conserve this heat the bulb is filled with 200 quarts of a rather rare gas called argon.

Giant Incandescent Light Bulb (50KW) (Nov, 1931)

Ah, racier days. The caption doesn’t say she’s “holding it”, no, she’s “fondling it”.

Think of the Light Bill!

EVEN at reduced rates for household electricity, Mr. U. Consumer would think a long time before putting one of these new German incandescent lights in the parlor; it consumes 50 kilowatts of current, or 67 horsepower. The multiple filaments are shown clearly, at the right.

This young lady is fondling, not a balloon, but the largest incandescent lamp bulb in the world, over 100,000 candlepower. As they used to say on the Fourth of July—”Do not hold in the
hand after lighting!” (Osram Lamp Works)

Largest Camera Weighs 14 Tons (Sep, 1934)

Largest Camera Weighs 14 Tons
THE world’s largest camera has just been completed for the Coast and Geodetic Survey. It weighs 14 tons and is 31 feet long.
Two years’ time was needed to build the camera which can take photographs with microscopic exactness. It is equipped to make nautical and airway charts with a precision of less than l/1000th of an inch. The camera can hold plates as large as 50 inches square.

Giant Radio Tube Produced (Nov, 1937)

“Oh my! Your tube is so big!”

Giant Radio Tube Produced
CLAIMED to be the largest ever made, a new water-cooled radio tube demonstrated in Chicago stands about eight feet high. The tube takes 18,000 volts in operation. Rated at 250,000 watts each, five of the new tubes will be required to operate a transmitting station now being assembled.

Giant Radio Has 37 Tubes (Apr, 1934)

Giant Radio Has 37 Tubes
EQUIPPED with 37 tubes and six speakers, the largest of which is 18 inches in diameter, one of the largest radio sets in the world has been produced by a Cincinnati, Ohio, radio manufacturer. The set is nearly five feet high and weighs 475 pounds.
The huge radio has a tremendous volume range with a maximum output of 75 watts, yet it can be tuned down to normal living room volume without distortion of tone quality. Four chassis are required to mount the working elements.
The set is capable of reproducing from 20 to 20,000 cycles of audio frequency, although the normal human ear is incapable of hearing above 16,000. The dial of the receiver is 12 inches in diameter.


IF this isn’t the biggest pistol in the world, we’d just as soon not meet the champ. R. G. Wilson of Fulton, Mich., turns out these giant .45-70 copies of the Wild West’s famed .45-cal-iber Colt single-action Peacemaker, and at $250 each he can’t make ’em fast enough to meet the demand.

Giant Photos Made Electrically (Oct, 1939)

This is pretty cool. Someone realized that when you fax something you can print the output at any scale you want. They connect the output to a giant inkjet printer (using an airbrush as a print head) to create huge images.

Giant Photos Made Electrically

WITH a new apparatus recently developed in in England, small sized photographs, drawings, aerial photo maps, blueprints, sketches, painted portraits or scenes, printed or typed matter, and prints of almost any kind including reproductions of photographs or paintings, are directly reproduced and simultaneously enlarged to any size on almost any kind of paper, linen, canvas or other fabrics, or any other material such as even thin metal if it will wrap around a drum, by means of an airbrush jet controlled by a photo-electric scanner. One of these sharply detailed enlarged pictures, showing the head and shoulders of a child, measuring 30×34 feet and said to be the world’s largest photograph, is at present being displayed in London.