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    Well Said, Clockguy. Paricularly "But, it seems that I have an even stronger thirst for knowing how and when and why we are where we are and what we have become today." and the whole last paragraph. Bravo!

    One of my favorite quotes/saying/songs come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Seems to be a lot of people just standing around watching the line work.

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    Ralph, they all have What Appears tobe tongs holding "whatever" feeding into the drop hammer. What "got to me" was no safety devices for NOISE !!!

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    Phillip, the guys "working" the line have tongs I am talking about the seven guys just standing around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Phillip, the guys "working" the line have tongs I am talking about the seven guys just standing around!

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    They were probably told to face the camera and stand still for a time exposure. Poor shop lighting and slow film back then. Note how the guy on the far left is blurred; he didn't get the message about the time exposure and probably walked into the camera FOV.
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    Loading coal onto the British Astraea class cruiser HMS Charybdis at H.M. Dockyard. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 1901.

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    75 something guys. How many hours or shifts? At least half need wheelbarrows, and probably more shovels. One loading ramp in view, might have 2 coal hatches, Who knows how many cubic yards consumed in transit - did all ports have collieries? They'd still need water too, but evaporative desalinization had been ship sized awhile. Lube oils, coal scoops, foodstuffs, chandlery...HMS Charybdis appears to have masts as well, add a sail locker.
    I wonder at how deeply expenses were itemized, pure overhead, operating costs of a naval cruiser [or later sold for cargo use] to satisfy Admiralty or freighters so quotes could be made? All those are after she's been laid down; what about design phase justifying purchase?

    I'm thinking, do Naval Architects and those specifying vessels have same distaste for bean counters we mechanics do?
    Shorter answer might be who doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    75 something guys. How many hours or shifts? At least half need wheelbarrows, and probably more shovels. One loading ramp in view, might have 2 coal hatches, Who knows how many cubic yards consumed in transit - did all ports have collieries? They'd still need water too, but evaporative desalinization had been ship sized awhile. Lube oils, coal scoops, foodstuffs, chandlery...HMS Charybdis appears to have masts as well, add a sail locker.
    I wonder at how deeply expenses were itemized, pure overhead, operating costs of a naval cruiser [or later sold for cargo use] to satisfy Admiralty or freighters so quotes could be made? All those are after she's been laid down; what about design phase justifying purchase?

    I'm thinking, do Naval Architects and those specifying vessels have same distaste for bean counters we mechanics do?
    Shorter answer might be who doesn't.
    Logistically there would have to be at a minimum of 2 loading ramps 2 way traffic on a narrow ramp is never a good idea, as well as the personnel ramp in the distance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Logistically there would have to be at a minimum of 2 loading ramps 2 way traffic on a narrow ramp is never a good idea, as well as the personnel ramp in the distance
    Yep, found distant pics of the ship, none clear enough for detail. 2 ramps certainly logical. Passenger ramp too far astern from boilers and coal holds. Ramp they are using looks reinforced too...Inefficient but possible end of full wheelbarrow train clears ramp before 1st empty gets there? Pic seems to hold more fellas at the coal pile than pushing barrows...IDK. All those guys might fill 3 or 4 cuft wheelbarrow in good time.
    One picture worth 10,000 words. Good pictures invite 100,000 more. Analyzing still photos might be nearly as effective watching live with a stopwatch.
    Good exercise either way.
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    You can tell a thread is great when you want to hold off on posting new content, so that the discussion can develop around the last photo, but you also find a new photo that you can't resist posting. In this case, I chose the latter.

    Willys-Morrow Co. Belt Test of Curtiss OX-5 motors. Elmira, NY. 1918. (I believe Morrow Manufacturing was a company acquired by Willys-Overland, and renamed to Willys-Morrow.)

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