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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Group of children carrying in their pecks to the "bushel man". Theodore Budd's Bog at Turkeytown near Pemberton, N.J. c. 1910. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

    I find it interesting that the smaller containers/boxes are finger jointed whereas the larger ones are not so solidlt constructed.

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    I think the larger ones were shipped off to the stores, you might not get them back. Also, the little ones being carried around would see rougher treatment.

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    Steam traction engine hauling logs with team of loggers, c. 1939. Photo by Jervie Henry Eastman.


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    T C Wheaton glass works were in my home town!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Steam traction engine hauling logs with team of loggers, c. 1939. Photo by Jervie Henry Eastman.

    These log haulers were fascinating vehicles. Here's a video of a restored Lombard hauler in motion...



    Note the steersman out in front. He had a rope/bell system to communicate with the engineer manning the propulsion.

    Over on MEM, Chris Rueby has built a highly detailed, operating model of this machine. This video shows it in operation in his driveway...



    If you're interested in Chris' model, a complete build thread is located here...

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    Best was a fore runner of Cat.

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    Engineers check the new White House air conditioning system. 1952.

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    Engineers check the new White House air conditioning system. 1952.
    1952, already impossibly cool, with some help from its 227th day.
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    Engineers check the new White House air conditioning system. 1952.

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    Who'll bet that, right in front of the kneeling engineer, isn't a circular chart recorder? And waaaa-y bigger than TV screens of the era!
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    Absolutely. I've had to manage recorders just like that for temperature controlled spaces in places I've worked. They were 7-day recorders, and needed a new chart every week.

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