Started by Rix Gins, January 01, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
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Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 11, 2016, 08:18:54 PMPoked around some more on the K-R-I-T Motor Car Company. Lo and behold the factory was located on 1608 East Grand Boulevard in Detroit. This puts it catty korner from the oldPackard plant [Some buds and I went creeping around the Packard plant after a Tiger game once -what the devil were we thinking?]Here is an engraving of the exterior of the Krit factory:and some pictures from the inside:They turned out some sharp looking rigs:
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 12, 2016, 01:48:25 PMMax Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke earned the "Blue Max" for 8 victories on the same day, a hundred years ago today.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 12, 2016, 03:01:44 PMNice "shiner" on Oswald in the upper right photo. I wonder if he landed hard and hit his head against the cockpit dash?
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 12, 2016, 03:31:37 PMSeveral inmates of the Swansea workhouse, having been told that margarine was to be served out instead of butter, returned their portions, only to discover that it was butter after all. As similar incidents have occurred in many other establishments it is suggested that margarine should in future be dyed scarlet or blue in order to prevent a repetition of these embarrassing contretemps.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 12, 2016, 03:31:37 PMYou can now read the latest issue of London's "Punch" magazine, that has just been printed up, a hundred years ago, today.http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22672/22672-h/22672-h.htm
QuoteI did not see the preparations, but they must have been bungled somewhere. When the airship had reached a sufficient height Strasser got into the little car and gave the signal which would lower it a half mile below the ship. About 300 feet down, while the winch was allowing the cable to unwind slowly but steadily, the tail of the car became entangled with the wireless aerial. It caught the car and tilted it upside down. The cable meanwhile continued unwinding from the winch above and was beginning to dangle in a slack loop below Strasser, who only saved himself from being tipped out by clinging to the sides of the car with a deathlike grip. Suddenly the aerial gave way, sending the car and Strasser plunging down until it brought up at the end of its own cable with a sickening jolt. It was not a propitious introduction for the new device.
QuoteDespite the isolation of the bomb shaped spy basket, it was found to be a crew favorite, being the only place on the hydrogen filled airships where smoking was allowed.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 12, 2016, 04:58:47 PMGreat stuff on the Zepps, K. I remember reading a WWI book on them. The Germans were making regular bombing runs over England and the British pilots were having problems with their bullets bouncing off the gas bag. Until, of course, the exploding bullet was developed. There was one German officer who was aboard one of the less fortunate zepps that received a mortal hit. It started to plunge at an alarming rate and all on board knew what awaited them. According to the officer, they all gathered together and calmly shook each others hands, telling each other what a pleasure it had been to have known each other. The German officer was actually thrown clear on impact, and survived the fall. Hardly anybody survived being in a plummeting zeppelin.
QuoteOfficer Roy Thornton was shot and killed while arresting a man for a misdemeanor. Another officer arrived and asked if he needed help. At the same moment a friend of the arrestee arrived and opened fire with a 10 gauge shotgun, striking both officers. Officer Thornton was killed and the other officer was wounded. The man escaped and was never captured.Officer Thornton had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Provence Cemetery east of Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 12, 2016, 03:39:19 PMExtract from the Seattle School Board minutes for today, and a related item from a Salem, OR newspaper. The Pledge of Allegiance was still pretty new (1892).The admiral has forgotten the Civil War in his list -- maybe too recent and painful? If only he knew what was coming.
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 12, 2016, 03:47:39 PMThis one made me laugh. I can just see those poor French guys.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 12, 2016, 07:42:05 PMIt's not as shocking as it sounds that teachers or anyone else might have been objected to the Pledge in 1916, because it was written by a socialist, and at the time did not mention the United States. That reference was added in 1923. It wasn't officially adopted by Congress until 1942, and "under God" wasn't added until 1954 due to pressure primarily from the Knights of Columbus.
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 12, 2016, 04:05:13 PMOn this day a patent was filed for the "Ice Cream Wagon"https://www.google.com/patents/US1185195
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 12, 2016, 07:45:32 PMI wonder if a sound system for playing "Turkey in the Straw" and "La Cucuracha" was included in the patent.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 12, 2016, 08:28:47 PMI wish they would play those tunes today. I get a little tired of hearing "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" over and over during the Summer months.
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 12, 2016, 08:34:47 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsnZxfkkoKQ
Quoteâ€˜What are the bugles blowinâ€™ for?' said Files-on-Parade. â€˜To turn you out, to turn you out,â€™ the Colour-Sergeant said.â€˜What makes you look so white, so white?â€™ said Files-on-Parade.â€˜Iâ€™m dreadinâ€™ what Iâ€™ve got to watch,â€™ the Colour-Sergeant said. For theyâ€™re hanginâ€™ Danny Deever, you can hear the Dead March play, The Regimentâ€™s in â€™ollow squareâ€"theyâ€™re hanginâ€™ him to-day; Theyâ€™ve taken of his buttons off anâ€™ cut his stripes away, Anâ€™ they're hanginâ€™ Danny Deever in the morninâ€™.
Quote from: albrecht on January 12, 2016, 07:44:15 PMAnd lest we recall the "roman salute" portion of the day!
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 12, 2016, 08:53:13 PMAlmost 1916 so I thru it into the thread. Justice cometh for Danny Deever:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2BPSfHzAaQ