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    Wasn't a lot of that huge machinery warehoused in a mined-out salt mine mountain somewhere? I am thinking the name might have been Cheyenne Mountain, but I can't remember for sure. Not sure if the name is correct though.

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    When I was training we had a lathe capable of machining ~22 foot diameter LP steam turbine sections, as did every large power station, for on-site repairs, only saw it used once with the operating machinist riding on the tool post at the console.

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    Medical staff during Spanish Flu epidemic, Sydney, Australia, April 1919.
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    I guess the guys standing on the sidewalk wearing suits thought they were immune to the Spanish Flu? Maybe wearing a tie wards off virus in their part of town.

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    Bonneville dam under construction...mid 1930s
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    Mine crew at Calumet & Hecla Mine shaft No. 2, Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, ~1906
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    Clerical employees of Los Angeles Police Department getting fingerprinted, 1928.
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    Under the man's nose at the middle right-hand side of the pic, a label says "Circular File". That's a common joke nowadays for a wastebasket.

    Was it a joke in 1928 too? Or did "circular file" ever refer to anything non-humorous?


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    That might have been where circulars were filed...

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    Possibly although the only etymological reference I can find with a cursory googling is this https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us.../circular-file which says it first appears in the 1945-50 time range.

    Also, that usage is contraindicated by the fact that the label is on one of the filing cabinets, not the trash bin.

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