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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    New post in http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...ght-lies-42152 Am I retired or an indentured servant
    I'm taking this as a question, but perhaps its just your flavor of rhetorical(?). Some valued points about retirement but as for indentured servant, I find that incredulous in your case. The life of a human can at times feel indentured to the difficult and demeaning tasks doled by those lording over watch or ones conscience. Some as I feel you do, choose the creative endeavors of the high road, beneficial to you, yours and others.

    Sometimes here on HMT, the conversations are just as potent, inspiring, funny and irascible in bringing this stuff forward as the pics in this thread...for which I am grateful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    I fail to see any correlation hidden within the ramblings of my often ludicrous posts of events past present or future, of the literary poetical genius of 2 IMHO greats like WW&WW. I appreciate your comment none the less.
    I actually meant that ,until I had finished reading "Shop Truths etc" ,I thought you had written it. It is very entertaining. Neither insult nor flattery intended.Thanks for posting it.

    Side track=Ha, ha , my dyslexia has often landed me in hot water esp in high school: folk often wonder when i pause a little before I answer verbally: is he about to lie/exagerate? I don't really know what they are thinking; I'm merely trying not to offend. Friends have said "just blurt it out :who cares?" But that doesn't work for me ( reminds me of "Macloud" the series. Generally with written responses, I can & do go over my stuff to fix errors but inevitably some sneak through. You should see some of the gobbly de gook I have to change despite my fat fingers touching other keys.

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    Workers posing by the satinet machines in the Taft or Old Huguenot Mill, approximately 1880.

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    they actually had some room for the pose.

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    Steam powered fire engine extinguishing a fire. 1920.

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    What are they putting out, the only smoke i can see is coming from the pump.
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    A fire alarm goes off , the first step is to build a fire in the boiler in hopes that it will have a head of steam to power the pump by the time the horses are hitched and the apparatus gets hauled to the fire. to relieve the bucket brigade. Lots of old silent movies made of these even the 3 stooges had a couple episodes with them.
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    Must be the RN sailor in me, we got bollocked for making black smoke, never new about the preparation of setting up the pump before hitching the horses - makes sense. It looks like the hoses are charged are we saying that they are filling up the pump as well. Is the name on the building behind of any significance, IE. the company operating the pump. Who would later become an insurance company perhaps.
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    ahhh no. they are pressure hoses, the larger suction hoses are still on the engine.
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    What did they do with the horses once they arrived at the fire? Did someone remove them for their safety and to keep them from going nuts over the fire?

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