Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Thread: Vintage work crew photos

  1. #1701
    Supporting Member marksbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    450
    Thanks
    73
    Thanked 115 Times in 95 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was looken at those 3 days ago.Ive never been able to wear a hat, but in this sun I probably should learn to deal with somethen on my head.that aint going to be eazy.

  2. #1702
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Hinchinbrook QLD
    Posts
    286
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 118 Times in 72 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Get a straw hat. Theyre lightweight, cool, and shade the sun well

  3. #1703
    Supporting Member Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    2,616
    Thanks
    4,430
    Thanked 1,904 Times in 1,163 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    Stetson factory was a fixture in St. Joseph Missouri too. The plant moved to Mexico, but they still operate a store and warehouse in the same building.
    A surprising array of manufacturing there in St. Joe; right off top of my head (bald) Chase Candy, Lifeline Foods, Snorkel Aerial Equipment, Altec Ind, Gray Mfg [auto mechanic equipment], several in packaging, Mead Paper, Triumph Foods [supposedly largest pork plant in US], several niche operations as well; naturally many have relocated away too.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  4. #1704
    Jon
    Jon is offline Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator
    Supporting Member
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    18,841
    Thanks
    5,374
    Thanked 24,746 Times in 6,747 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)
    Hall-Scott Motor Company Plant workers manufacturing motors for use in Fageol cars. Oakland, CA. 1917.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...y_fullsize.jpg


  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    baja (07-12-2020), Toolmaker51 (07-11-2020)

  6. #1705
    Supporting Member Ralphxyz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    938
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 188 Times in 151 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Ralphxyz's Tools
    The lighting is rather lacking except for daylight.

  7. #1706
    Supporting Member Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    2,616
    Thanks
    4,430
    Thanked 1,904 Times in 1,163 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    Sparse electric lighting yes. Possibly windows surround entire room, just as many plants did; that and their white ceiling would be a pleasant work place indeed. Nicer than any I can recall; some, just plain terrible.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  8. #1707
    Supporting Member Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    2,616
    Thanks
    4,430
    Thanked 1,904 Times in 1,163 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    Get a straw hat. Theyre lightweight, cool, and shade the sun well
    You want marksbug to wear a pizza? Compared to a beret, and sun-burnt ears, it's a good choice I guess.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  9. #1708
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Hinchinbrook QLD
    Posts
    286
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 118 Times in 72 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ??
    I dont get the pizza reference?

  10. #1709
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    6,164
    Thanks
    788
    Thanked 4,826 Times in 2,355 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    ??
    I dont get the pizza reference?
    I've worn many hats over the years. to me straw hats were something women wore tending their gardens huge floppy wide brimmed things the would go sailing in the wind like pizza dough being tossed by a master chef unless the wearer had them tied with a bow under their chin, but smaller in diameter than the sombreros men wore. Sombreros had slip bolas you wore under your chin like the women's bows but made from a wooden bead with a hole through it. In the summer time wranglers would store their beaver felt western hats for straw hats shaped much the same as their Stetsons each individual would steam them and create a shape they preferred just like their real hats. The only thing about a straw hat was until the hat and the head band became saturated and stained with sweat every puff of wind meant you went chasing them. My grandpa called the men who showed up for work wearing a fresh bought straw hat new hats. It didn't matter to him if the guy had worked for him for years he was still a new hat until he had put in enough work to build up a sweat stain in their hats do he wouldn't have to chase it all the time. Most would dunk their brand new straw hats in the horse trough early in the morning before he saw them to wet their hats. wetting them did 2 things 1 it kept them from being called a new hat and 2 the evaporative wicking of the wind in the straw kept them cooler throughout the day.
    Television advertisers now have come up with the newest latest marketing scheme with hats that you wet to keep cool during the day as if this is something new. What people don't know is farm and ranch hands have been doing this since the advent of the straw hat.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Frank S For This Useful Post:

    volodar (07-19-2020)

  12. #1710
    Supporting Member IntheGroove's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Lake Tahoe
    Posts
    455
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 177 Times in 115 Posts
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    IntheGroove's Tools
    Straw Hat Pizza...
    Name:  images (1).jpeg
Views: 187
Size:  8.9 KB

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 12 users browsing this thread. (1 members and 11 guests)

  1. Nick79

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •