|HMS K6, one of many . . . ingenious British WWI submarine designs, and Thomson's command, 1923--6.|
|Stooped, ill-fitting suit. Hughes is finding it increasingly hard to play Howard Stark|
|This whole "committing suicide by airplane" thing has just under two years to run.|
“One More Step” Puerto Rico will elect its governor from now on, instead of having him appointed by Washington.
|Slackers! They still have the energy to smile.|
|Tucker charged money for this. I know auto shows are kind of shady this way, but, seriously, man.|
|Where were his publicists? (If you've followed the links above, you may be thinking that they all had heart attacks. We've made a lot of progress on cardiac disease in the last forty years. .|
|This ad appeared opposite the fashion news,|
but I couldn't fit it there. Irony, etc.
|River Lee Relief Channel (not completed until 1974), below the B194 at Nazeing.|
|Fort Halstead, site of the RARDE, was built in 1892 as part of a complete system of ring forts around London that was then torn down to make way for rail commuter suburbs. Has anyone written the history of this? Google Image Search not turning up anything vaguely contemporary, here's the Iron Age hillfort at Wandlebury near Stapleford that comes up in the Google Image search field for some reason.|
At this point, Dr. Maurice Cook presented four papers on the manufacture and properties of sintered non-ferrous components, such as plain bearings and thrust washers and “aluminum components.” Most plain bearings are made of porous metal following the American method, developed in 1916. Newer ones are of solid metal, and several newer developments “were not yet commercially available,” such as steel-backed porous bronze bearings and oil well porous bushes. Another paper showed that 90/10 bronze alloy bearings can be made by compressing powder. Flake aluminum is another example of powder metallurgy that can be used in armaments but also in heating elements in electric stoves. The commenters on this section include industrialists and a fellow from RAE. The industrialists don’t explain why they care, and R. L. Bickerdike of RAE can’t, so it is like they swooped in from outer space. Oh, well, I’m sure that it is all vital to the world of tomorrow.
|Analog computing had some pretty impenetrable jargon.|
|In 1924, the University of Illinois built a house to research coziness.|
|Bowater pulp mill, Corner Brook, "1950s"|
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|You're putting together the Newsweek for the week of 18--25 August 1947. Can you think of any news more important than Jinx Falkenburg being on TV? No? I didn't think so!|
|Art with boobies makes you go Communist!|
|Newsweek plays hilarious prank!|
|It's nice, but there's a reason everyone goes away in August|
|Whale steak, as served in Iceland.|
|The "Kingdom of God" turns out to be Jehovah Witness |
schismatics, although Sayerce was in schism rom them
|Elsie the Borden cow is the best known advertising campaign ever. As of now.|
|I actually found this following up on Harwell's Atomic Hair salon, but their 'dos would blow Forties minds, so let's look at civil servants doing atomic stuff, instead.|
|Apart from the Kingdom of God, it looks like the world has moved on from atomic refuges to flying saucers and Jinx Falkenburg.|
|Eisenhower visits Alaska, though as President, not general.|
|There's an article in the January 1945 issue of Flying about experimenting with JATO-assisted takeoff. I have no idea what beame of the Airsedan, unless it was the "Aeronca 12AC Chum."|
|A BOAC Boeing 314 at Darnell Island. They will be replaced by Constellations in January.|
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|Two major accidents in two weeks. If I were to draw a conclusion . . .|
Philips Lamps also had a spot welding machine on display, Murex brought an arc welder, Reyrolle brought both, and C.A.V., Ltd of Acton, London, must be the only fuel injector company that hasn’t got itself into jet engines. Accurate Recording Instrument Company has tank depth gauges and recorders.
|SS Transvaal Castle, an enlarged sister ship, in her second career as a 1970s cruise ship.|
|Robots are taking our jobs!|
|A modern horizontal boring machine, from Parksons|
The GWR is building twenty-five special cement trucks to carry cement directly from the plant to worksites under cover and dumped by cranes. Argentina’s first jet fighter, powered by a Rolls-Royce Derwent, has made its first flight. Iron production is up again.