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    Naw, I think the 2 on the left were outside sales reps. The one on the right looks like an outlaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baja View Post
    Wilford Brimley?? My grandfather was a blacksmith around that time. According to family sources he was also an outlaw and a sheriff.
    Seems like a lot of sheriffs moonlight as outlaws.

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    Sand muller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elk-a-holic View Post
    Sand muller?
    Mulling is a process where the sand to be used in metal casting is mixed with proper components, typically fine sand, clay for a binder, and oil or water.

    It is energy intensive work to do with out a machine. Basically mixing the components, and breaking up clumps in the sand. During initial mulling, naturally occuring clumps are broken up. During casting, the heat from the metal tends to bond the sand into clumps, especially that close to the hot metal. It is often necessary to re-mull the sand so it can be reused.

    The riddle, or sifter, is used to assure the clumps are out.


    https://www.howimportant.com/importa...g-sand-control

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    This photograph probably depicts the cable steamer SILVERTOWN at sea while men onshore at Bondi Beach, Sydney work on laying the Pacific Cable. Crowds, including surf lifesavers, appear surrounding the ditch and observing the work being carried out. As the work commenced on 16 November 1912, Pacific Cable Board officials were present overseeing a collection of workmen with shovels, telescopes and signalling flags. The cable steamer reportedly had 1,400 miles of cable on its end, as it made its way from Bondi to Auckland, New Zealand. It is possible that this photograph was taken the day the work commenced.
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    I'll bet the frigging phone company is still connecting long distance revenue from that cable!!

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    Construction of Skate class USS Sargo (SSN-583). Skate class was US Navy's first production run of nuclear-powered submarines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieL View Post
    I'll bet the frigging phone company is still connecting long distance revenue from that cable!!
    WHAT,,,, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?????

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    Not much info for this one beyond the year 1930, Hungary, and "mechanics".

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