This Skirt Should Be Pressed With Steam (Feb, 1940)

This Skirt Should Be Pressed With Steam
Here’s a new skirt capable of turning either the eye or an 80,000 kilowatt turbine. The pretty girl is shown wearing $5,000 worth of General Electric turbine buckets. Though a bit impractical as skirt material, these steel buckets, also known as blades, are important parts of huge electricity producing equipment. They function like the blades of a windmill in harnessing energy of scorching steam shot through some turbines at 1,200 miles an hour speed, 12 times greater than that of the average hurricane.

  1. StanFlouride says: February 19, 20091:08 am

    I’m pretty sure the only shoes that would work with this would be Ruby Slippers.
    (And of course the model would have to have 5′ legs)

  2. Frank says: February 19, 20095:58 am

    Wow. I buy components for a turbine manufacturer. ONE of those buckets would probably run more than $5,000 today.

  3. Charlene says: February 19, 200910:08 am

    How much do each of those things weigh anyway?

  4. Frank says: February 19, 200911:21 pm

    50+ lb.

  5. Torgo says: February 19, 200911:29 pm

    I’m pretty sure that’s a Margaret Bourke-White. Or am I totally wrong?

  6. lunarmagpie says: February 20, 20098:37 pm

    where can i get me some of that lump lime?

  7. JMyint says: February 20, 20099:32 pm

    Lump lime is standard quicklime in 1″ or 2″ pebble form. Hydrated lime is not the same it has been partially stablized. Care must be taken with quicklime in that as it slakes (absorbs water) it generates heat. This can be a problem in highly humid areas.

    To get an idea of handeling quicklime:…

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