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    Good ol' Wikipedia; quite an article to be sure.
    Good eye Mr. K. Only difference is oddly placed.
    The assembly line inflatables have a flat bow; upswept in the bridge pics.
    But atop 6x6 troop trucks, probably Army Combat Engineers en route to build one, flat again.

    Probable MkI-MkII thing, no question usable either way.

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    with weight I would execpt the ends to be upswept some.

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    Bridge pontoons I'd guess are forerunners of RIB [rigid inflatable boat] hulls, in this case with flat hard decking. A true bow necessitates more involved cutting, gusseting and assembly, not critical to that use.
    Those up-swept boat sections [known as sheer] seen in bridge pic are built in.
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    Ive been around lost of different inflatables. before working at marina for years and after also, my wife sells them...among other marine associated stuff.

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    Winding room at the Nuremberg Siemens factory. 1910.

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    The two women on the right look like they're quite content with their situations. I'm also surprised to see no one smoking here? Is there a safety reason they would have prohibited smoking in a winding operation like this? Other than the photo op.

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    smokers spoil any photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volodar View Post
    smokers spoil any photograph.
    Agreed by today's thinking, however this photo was taken in 1910. Then it would not have been out of the ordinary, unless one of the women was smoking!

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    Didn't they use lacquer to seal and lock armature windings? if not lacquer, I would still bet whatever it was would be flammable.

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    so?

    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Didn't they use lacquer to seal and lock armature windings? if not lacquer, I would still bet whatever it was would be flammable.
    we´ve lived on southern vancouver island for thirty three years. cedar house, cedar siding, cedar decks. continually fired airtight woodstove all winter. all flammable. lots of motors with flammable lacquer wingdings. never a problem. what´s the big deal??

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