|By Queen_Elizabethaa.JPG: Roland Godefroyderivative work: User:G-13114 - Queen_Elizabethaa.JPG, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19493288|
|Oh, sure, why not?|
|Vickers S gun mounted in Hawker Hurricane|
|It's not that funny given that the W. 11 did crash, and did kill three men, but they really should have seen it coming. I think even Flight does.|
|Household rationing. Source|
|Seems nice. Source.|
|Free Territory of Trieste|
|Hmm, Linoleum tiles, or starving peasants? Tough call!|
|The Firefly. Everything folds.|
|White bread's social signification has changed.|
|No, not this Vanguard.|
|Miles M.52 with Power Jets W.2/700|
|Very shiny dieselpunk.|
|See all the bits Russia has annexed? You could be next! From Fortune, which is why it is in colour.|
|Instead of worthy but boring fathers of Indonesian independence, the stilt dancers of Soebjardo's native Karawang Regency. By en:user:Chezumar - en.wikipedia.org, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22670588|
|This montage is supposed to show how General Tires |
|When the Germans invaded in 1940, the Greeks had to immobilise one of their two national railways to have enough line to withdraw their rollling stock ahead of the German advance. This isn't a picture from that era, unfortunately. It is from this very nice Pinterest account, though.|
|Still a lot more productive than American shipyard workers, Geoff.|
Airliner Engineering Corporation built an airliner weighing 8600lbs, seating 30 passengers. Packard built a V-12 capable of delivering full power at 6000ft. Sadi Lecointe set a 220mph record with a Hispano-engined Nieuport, Lts. Macready and Langham one of 34,150ft with a Moss-supercharged engine. Fifteen years ago, a Packard Diesel-engined Bellanca, flown by W. Lees and F. A. Brossy, broke a “non-refuelling record” by flying 84hr 48 minutes,
while French Lts Paris and Gonard set the seaplane record at 36hrs, 48min, covering 3230 miles. Frank Hawks flies Paris-London-Berlin-Paris in 7hr 31min. C. W. A. Scott flies Australia-England in 20 days 3 hours, and the Dornier DoX flew across the Atlantic at 100mph, while the Air Corps made 35,000 flying hours without an accident, and NACA opened a new wind tunnel. Kellett, Pitcairn and Buhl all produced autogiros. Ten years ago, North American’s Pacific Coast factory started producing, UAL passed the 100 million miles flown mark, the Navy order 191 new planes and the Army 77.
|The Dornier Do X. |
|You guys take all the time you need. No hurry. If you're lucky, the De Havilland Comet will start falling out of the sky before it takes all your sales.|
|Illustrated: boring people with boring jobs at an airport. Not a stock photo. I swear!|
|In case you're wondering what they do at an "operating base."|
|Apparently we're steering straight for controversy here.|
Jet bombers under development include the North American XB-45, Consolidated Vultee XB-46, Boeing XB-47, Martin XB-48, Northrop XB-49. Other jet fighters under development are the North American XP-86 and Curtiss-Wright XP-87. General Curtis Lemay also revealed an appropriation request for a six-hundred-million-dollar Air Force Research Centre to take over some of NACA’s work, and for rocket and jet aircraft proving fields. Vannevar Bush thinks that the money should be spent on more scientists than Air Force things, but that the money should be spent, regardless.
|Not the prettiest view, but also not the last we're going to see of the Sabre around here! By Kowloonese at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2913007|
|I'm constantly amazed at how many typewriter and other office machinery ads run in Fortune. There seems to be this whole culture of secretaries reading Fortune. IIs that why it's so much nicer than Time?|
|The aerodynamics of this unlikely claim are discussed at Wikipedia.|
|Not to worry. If they go in for their De Havilland materials science tricks, they might end up making such a hash of it that the industry doesn't come back to composites until the 787.|
|Because who needs skilled tradespeople, right? These things probably grow on a tree somewhere.|
|Maybe they use short models for these ads?|
Also, Lord Nuffield is the “Henry Ford of Britain.” But his workers can’t afford cars, so he’s not, really.
|"Meanwhile, in the Third World," etc.|
|"With any luck, we'll be back to secular stagnation by 1950!"|
“Government economists who are the first to cry for public deficits in time of depression should be the first to advocate surpluses in time of boom.” This will not solve the potential inflationary effects of the Victory and other savings bonds issued during the war, but Professor Henry Simons of the University of Chicago proposes replacing them with consoles, and eliminating government bonds for the public entirely. His scheme would allow the Government to control the money supply by buying consoles at a premium in a Depression, and selling them during a boom.
|Mass producing penicillin circa 1946.|
John S. Bugas is the new Vice-President in charge of industrial relations at Ford, and is a worthy sort, but not the go-to-his-party sort of worthy. Likewise, Jack Keeshin, of the interstate trucking company. The paper notices that this “pressurisation” stuff is a lot harder than it looks. It is also excited by the three-wheeled Motorette, launched by three young Curtiss-Wright men who might be party-worthy some day.
Henry Justi, of Philadelphia, makes false teeth, now using acrylic plastics, and is making money in his crusade against porcelain teeth. Unfortunately, he is 82 [92?], rather too old for parties.
|This John Bugas seems to have been a fairly colourful figure. And if being a Ford crony isn't enough to earn you half of Wyoming, what is?|